Semi-dwarf on Citation rootstock.
Chill hours: 500
Harvest: July 10 - July 25
Looks: Bright red skin over yellow.
Personality: Large, very firm, fine-flavored yellow freestone. Its standout quality is juicy, melt-in-your-mouth flesh with incredible flavor.
Facts of note: Great fresh eating peach for market. Frost hardy blossoms. Consistent producer. This variety developed by the U.S. Horticultural Field Station Fresno, California in 1952 and released commercially in 1959. The Suncrest is a cross of Alamar, a popular peach for freezing which was noted for heavy production, and Gold Dust, the earliest producing top-quality peach. 1959. David Masumoto's memoir "Epitaph for a Peach: Four Seasons on my Family Farm" immortalized this variety in literature. Suncrest is part of Slow Food U.S.A's Ark of Taste.
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.
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.