Babcock Peach Tree
(Semi-dwarf)

Nearly Fuzzless Fruit

Item Number: FT158

$24.99

Pre-Order Today! ETA: 12/20/2017

$24.99

Pre-Order Today! ETA: 12/20/2017

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Description

Trunk Size
The vast majority of our trees will ship with a 5/8” trunk diameter, however size may vary slightly based on availability during the season. If they vary, most are larger (3/4” or 1”), and rarely some are smaller (1/2”).

Trees Begin Shipping in mid-December!
Our trees ship on a first-come, first-served basis as soon as they come into stock in mid-December. If you are unable to plant your trees right away, read our instructions on heeling in your trees.

Semi-dwarf on Citation rootstock.

  • Zones: 8-10
  • Chill hours: 250 - 300
  • Bloom Time: Late Mid-Season (Based on typical Central Valley California weather)
  • Harvest: July 7 - July 20
  • Looks: Small to medium white-fleshed freestone.
  • Personality: Sweet and juicy, aromatic, low in acid.
  • Facts of note: Dave Wilson's Taste Test Top Scorer. Low chill hours and great for mild climates. Long-time favorite for both fresh eating and canning. Babcock was the name of the game for decades when it came to white peaches, it was the standard by which new white peach cultivars were evaluated. Nearly fuzzless skin. Babcock was developed in 1933 out of low chill peach breeding efforts of the University of California Riverside and Chaffey Junior College in Ontario, CA. The peach was named after professor E. B. Babcock who originally started the line of research in Whittier, CA. Babcock is a Strawberry-Peento peach cross and has contributed the characteristic of firm flesh to many modern sub-acid white peaches including White Lady.
  • Pollination: Self-fruitful.

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.

Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.

Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties 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. If you'd like us to split your shipments, please contact us at (888) 784-1722 or orderdesk@groworganic.com. Additional shipping charges will apply.

Features

  • Flavor Pick
  • Freestone
  • Self-fruitful
  • Suited to Warmer Climates

Characteristics

Chill Hours Needed 150-300 hours Fruit is Good For Canning, Freezing, Fresh Eating, Jam/Jelly, Pies/Cobblers
Shipped As Bare Root, Dormant Tree Size Semi-dwarf
Time to Fruit Production 1 Year Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer
Planting Time Winter USDA Zone 8 - 10
Chill Hours Needed 150-300 hours
Fruit is Good For Canning, Freezing, Fresh Eating, Jam/Jelly, Pies/Cobblers
Shipped As Bare Root, Dormant
Tree Size Semi-dwarf
Time to Fruit Production 1 Year
Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer
Planting Time Winter
USDA Zone 8 - 10

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Shipping Information

Bare Root Trees - Ship up to 10 Bare Root Trees for $29.99!
We ship our bare root trees on a first-come, first-served basis beginning in mid-December. We are unable to delay shipping due to many factors, most importantly limited storage and our warm California climate which causes bare root trees to break dormancy much sooner than in colder areas (bare root trees must be dormant to best survive shipping). If you are unable to plant your tree(s) right away, read our instructions on heeling in trees. All of our bare root trees come with free professional pruning, which will put the tree's stored energy first into root growth rather than leaf production. Our bare root trees ship in special boxes with their roots bagged in moist sawdust to help ensure their survival during transit. Up to 10 trees can fit in a box (due to their size, nut and multi-graft trees count as 2). Each box ships for $29.99 via FedEx Ground (or FedEx Home Delivery) to the lower 48 states. Bare root trees cannot ship via USPS, and cannot be shipped to P.O. boxes. We are unable to ship our bare root trees to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam. Bare root trees cannot be combined with potted trees.

Shipping Weight: 4.70 lbs. Dimensions: 59"L x 11"W x 11"H

Guarantee

Limited Guarantee for Dormant Trees & Plants (When Planted in the Ground by April 1st)

Claim Deadline is June 1st (with the exception of persimmon trees, which have a deadline of June 15th)! Claims placed after June 1st (or June 15th for persimmon trees) will be denied.

What We Guarantee
Our only guarantee is that your dormant tree/plant will arrive in good, viable condition and will leaf out by May 15th (historically 98% of our trees do). This guarantee is only available to customers who purchased their tree/plant directly from us, and who planted their tree/plant in the ground by April 1st (or temporarily in a pot if the ground in their zone was still frozen solid).

What We Cannot Guarantee
We cannot guarantee that your tree/plant remains alive & healthy, or bears fruit, as there are too many variables beyond our control in order to do so (i.e. soil preparation, planting, fertilization, weed & pest control, adequate irrigation and/or drainage, chill hours, compatible hardiness for your zone, proper choice of pollinator, etc).

How to Request a Credit
If your tree/plant does not leaf out by May 15th, please perform a scratch test by checking for green under the bark, a few inches over the graft. If the scratch test reveals a brown cambium, that means your tree/plant is dead or dying. Watch our video titled Bare Root (Dormant) Warranty on how to perform this simple test. If the scratch test revealed that your plant is dead or dying, pull it from the ground and take pictures of the entire tree/plant, including the roots. Submit your claim & pictures by using the Return an Item tool on our Customer Service page (or email us at helpdesk@groworganic.com) no later than June 1st (or June 15th for persimmon trees). We will review your claim and issue you a credit (not a refund) for the purchase price of your tree/plant (excluding shipping).*

(*) We reserve the right to not issue credit for items already replaced. We also reserve the right to require photographic evidence that the tree/plant was not killed by root rot, rodent or mechanical damage.

Reviews

Great tasting peach

Love eating the peaches from my Babcock. So juicy and sweet. Had it in the ground now for about 4 years and it is producing like crazy. You do need to thin the fruit in June to avoid broken branches. It does get peach leaf curl every year, so you have to be very dedicated to spraying at least 3x to help knock back the disease.

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Very good to excellent peach

I tried this peach from two trees 30 miles apart both at 1300 feet elevation in the Sierra foothills. One was juicy and good but not great. The other was fantastic. So sweet you would swear it had been sugared. Flavor was great as well. Storage and durability are poor. It has a 1-2 day window where it is great. Should be picked before being fully ripe. The tree is smaller and less vigorous than avg. peach but with very nice fall color.

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