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Bella Gold Peacotum® Tree (Semi-dwarf) - FT325

Bella Gold Peacotum® Tree (Semi-dwarf)
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  • Cannot be combined with other items in a package, due either to its size or manufacturer packaging.
  • Free shipping within the Continental US for each full box of 10 bare root trees. $20 flat rate shipping for each partial box of 1-9 trees. Excludes potted fruit trees. Nut trees and multi-graft trees count as 2 trees when calculating box capacity.
  • Not registered for sale in: HI, AK, PR
  • In stock. Ships from our warehouse in Northern California.

PLEASE READ THIS IMPORTANT INFORMATION

When placing your bare root orders, please be aware that AS SOON as the trees/plants are available to ship (Dec. for trees, Jan. for plants), we will begin shipping IMMEDIATELY - no matter where you are located !!!

There are several factors why we must ship immediately:

  • We can only ship bare root items when they are dormant. With us being located in CA, trees/plants can come out of dormancy well before the rest of the nation is ready to plant.
  • We receive our bare root items in successive deliveries. We need to move them out quickly, as our space is limited.
  • It is very challenging, if not impossible, to keep track of who gets what when dealing with ten's of thousands of trees/plants and 200 varieties over 3 months, hence we must adhere to our policy.

ATTENTION "POLAR VORTEX" AFFECTED CUSTOMERS

When your order arrives, you should remove it from the outside elements before nightfall. If you will not be present at the destination when the order will be delivered, you should either ship the order to another location or make sure someone will be there to take care of your order.

While your order is hardy enough to withstand freezing temperatures in its box, you definitely should not leave it outside in sub-zero temperatures for days on end.

AS IMPORTANTLY, you then need to open the box, remove the trees/plants from their plastic bag, store them in a basement, cellar or garage, covering their roots with sand, dirt, sawdust or wood chips (do not use cedar that is toxic to the trees) and keep them moist until you are able to plant them in the ground in Spring.


Semi-dwarf on Citation rootstock.

  • Zones: 7-9
  • Chill hours: 500
  • Harvest: June 20 - July 5
  • Looks: Bright yellow, softly fuzzed, skin with a red-orange blush.
  • Personality: A tropical, fruit punch like flavor. The plum and apricot flavors dominate when the fruit is younger, the peach flavors coming in with maturity.
  • Facts of note: A new introduction from Zaiger and the first three-way fruit cross. Bella Gold was bred with the home gardener in mind. The juicy flesh is peach-like.
  • Pollination: Pollinated by other Flavor Grenade Pluot or Royal Blenheim Apricot.

The Peacotum is "Interspecific" meaning it is a complex hybrid of a peach, plum and apricot. This cross was developed by Floyd Zaiger, the father of Pluots and Apriums, using the natural methods Zaiger Genetics Inc. is known for. After a decade of we taste the fruit; his first three fruit cross. The flavor is something like fruit punch although it inherits most of its flavor from the plum and apricot with its flesh quality coming from the peach. Trees are 2 years old and should begin to fruit in their 4th or 5th 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.

  • Item Model Number: FT325
  • Shipping Dimensions: 59 x 11 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6 pounds

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