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Babcock Peach Tree
(Semi-dwarf)

Item Number: FT158

$19.99

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Description

Semi-dwarf on Citation rootstock.

  • Zones: 7-9
  • Chill hours: 250 - 300
  • Bloom Time: Late Mid-Season (Based on typical Central Valley California weather)
  • Harvest: July 7 - July 20
  • Looks: Small to medium white-fleshed freestone.
  • Personality: Sweet and juicy, aromatic, low in acid.
  • Facts of note: Dave Wilson's Taste Test Top Scorer. Low chill hours and great for mild climates. Long-time favorite for both fresh eating and canning. Babcock was the name of the game for decades when it came to white peaches, it was the standard by which new white peach cultivars were evaluated. Nearly fuzzless skin. Babcock was developed in 1933 out of low chill peach breeding efforts of the University of California Riverside and Chaffey Junior College in Ontario, CA. The peach was named after professor E. B. Babcock who originally started the line of research in Whittier, CA. Babcock is a Strawberry-Peento peach cross and has contributed the characteristic of firm flesh to many modern sub-acid white peaches including White Lady.
  • Pollination: Self-fruitful.

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. Trees are 2 years old and should begin to fruit in their 3rd year. Citation Rootstock is tolerant of wet soil, induces early dormancy in dry soil, is very winter hardy, resists root knot nematodes, and produces a 12'-18' tree. By pruning you can keep your tree at any height.

Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.

Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Mulberry, 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. If you'd like us to split your shipments, please contact us at (800) 784-1722 or orderdesk@groworganic.com. Additional shipping charges will apply.

Features

  • Flavor Pick
  • Freestone
  • Self-fruitful
  • Suited to Warmer Climates

Characteristics

Chill Hours Needed 150-300 hours Fruit is Good For Canning, Freezing, Fresh Eating, Jam/Jelly, Pies/Cobblers
Shipped As Bare Root, Dormant Tree Size Semi-dwarf
Time to Fruit Production 1 Year Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer
Planting Time Winter USDA Zone 7 - 9
Chill Hours Needed 150-300 hours
Fruit is Good For Canning, Freezing, Fresh Eating, Jam/Jelly, Pies/Cobblers
Shipped As Bare Root, Dormant
Tree Size Semi-dwarf
Time to Fruit Production 1 Year
Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer
Planting Time Winter
USDA Zone 7 - 9

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Shipping Information

Ship up to 10 Bare Root Trees for Only $25!* *Shipping offer only available to the lower 48 states. Nut & multi-graft trees count as 2 when calculating shipping. Offer applicable to bare root trees only. Ships via FedEx Home/Ground. Cannot ship to P.O. boxes. Cannot ship to the following states: AK, HI, PR, VI, GU. Cannot ship via USPS. Cannot ship via SmartPost. Cannot be combined with other items in a package, due either to its size or manufacturer packaging.

Shipping Weight: 6.00 lbs. Dimensions: 59"L x 11"W x 11"H

Guarantee

Limited Guarantee for Dormant Trees & Plants (When Planted in the Ground by April 1st)

Claim Deadline is June 1st (Claims placed after June 1st will be denied.) Please note: Our trees will come to you topped off at approximately 3 ft. in height to put the tree’s stored energy into root development vs. foliage production.

What We Guarantee
Our only guarantee is that your dormant tree/plant will arrive in good, viable condition and will leaf out by May 15th (historically 98% of our trees do). This guarantee is only available to customers who purchased their tree/plant directly from us, and who planted their tree/plant in the ground by April 1st (or temporarily in a pot if the ground in their zone was still frozen solid).

What We Cannot Guarantee
We cannot guarantee that your tree/plant remains alive & healthy, or bears fruit, as there are too many variables beyond our control in order to do so (i.e. soil preparation, planting, fertilization, weed & pest control, adequate irrigation and/or drainage, chill hours, compatible hardiness for your zone, proper choice of pollinator, etc).

How to Request a Credit
If your tree/plant does not leaf out by May 15th, please contact us as soon as possible (but no later than June 1st) and we will issue you a credit (not a refund) for the purchase price of your tree/plant (excluding shipping).*

(*) We reserve the right to not issue credit for items already replaced. We also reserve the right to require photographic evidence of the condition of your tree/plant and/or a scratch test. The scratch test consists of checking for green under the bark a few inches over the graft (please watch our video titled Bare Root (Dormant) Warranty for more information on this simple procedure). If the scratch test reveals a brown cambium, the tree/plant is dead or dying.

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