Semi-dwarf on Citation rootstock.
Chill hours: 800
Harvest: July 25 - August 10
Looks: Red skin with yellow overtones; yellow flesh. Very large, firm fruit.
Personality: Superb, sweet flavor
Facts of note: Good fresh or for canning. Old variety, but still one of the best. Excellent frost hardiness.
Pollination: Another nectarine or peach needed to pollenize
Extremely vigorous trees requiring regular pruning and thinning. Need 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.
J H Hale is a very heavy producer which is great because it is a delicious eating or canning peachReview by Linnie (on 8/3/13)