Semi-dwarf on Citation rootstock.
Chill hours: 1000
Harvest: July 12 - July 25
Looks: Crimson blush with white skin.
Personality: Reliable crops of tasty, sweet, medium-sized, white-fleshed fruit.
Facts of note: Our customers requested that we stock this peach because it produces a big, delicious crop for them reliably in our unpredictable spring weather- hot one day, ice the next morning.
Withstands temperatures down to -20 degrees Fahrenheit.
This variety was developed by the University of Iowa in 1932.
Polly needs a long dormancy, and flowers at the end of April, so the flowers can be pollinated.
A Extremely vigorous trees requiring regular pruning and thinning. Needs fertile, well drained soils. Tend to bloom early and may be difficult to crop in late frost areas. Plant several varieties for continued supply, as ripe fruit does not store well. Susceptible to peach leaf curl, brown rot, oriental fruit moth and peach twig borer. Harvest 1st year. Citation reach .5 to 2/3 standard (about 8-14'). By pruning, keep any tree to any size.
Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Mulberry, Pecan, Persimmon, Quince, and Walnut -- that will not arrive until mid-January. If you order any of those varieties along with varieties that arrive in mid-December, your order will be delayed for shipment until mid-January unless you ask us to split your shipments and agree to pay any additional shipping charges resulting from two separate shipments.
Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.