Semi-dwarf on St. Julian rootstock.
Chill hours: 700 - 800
Harvest: July 7 - July 20
Looks: White-fleshed, semi-freestone fruit with lovely red skin.
Personality: Sweet and juicy, with a sprightly flavor.
Facts of note:
Peach leaf curl-resistant variety, a favorite in colder regions.
Developed in Washington State, it's an excellent choice for cold areas with fluctuating spring temperatures.
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. 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.
I bought this peach 2 years ago and it bore fruit this year. Very heavy crop. should have thinned more to get larger peaches. This is a great curl resistant variety. Hardly any curl grown at 500' elev Portland OregonReview by scott h (on 7/22/13)