Semi-dwarf on Citation rootstock.
Chill hours: 800
Harvest: July 1 - July 10
Looks: Yellow freestone, high quality. The skin is almost entirely red in color.
Personality: Excellent fresh or for freezing.
Facts of note: Favorite in colder regions. Well suited to backyard orchard culture. World's most widely planted peach that has replaced Elberta as the standard of what a peach should be. Frost hardy.
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.
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Great flavor sweet and tart all at once. Very productive tree.Review by Linnie (on 8/3/13)