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O'Henry Peach Tree

O'Henry Peach Tree

Large Sweet Fruit in Abundance

Semi-dwarf on Citation rootstock.

  • Zones: 6-9
  • Chill hours: 500-600
  • Bloom Time: Late Mid-Season (Based on typical Central Valley California weather)
  • Harvest: August 12 - September 1
  • Looks: Large yellow freestone with attractive red skin.
  • Personality: Superb flavor well suited for fresh or freezing.
  • Facts of note: The O'Henry is one of the most popular peach varieties for the home garden. The fruit quite large with dark red skin over a yellow blush. The flesh is yellow with red streaks radiating out from the pit. After being introduced to the home garden market it remained has continually remained one of the top selling varieties. This is a freestone selection with a complex flavor, rich and sweet with a slight tang. The long hang time allows for a number of different eating experiences from a firm smooth textured fruit with a slight snap to the skin to an intense sweet juice running down your arm eating experience. The O'Henry is great for all your favorite peach usages, canning, baking, preserves or of course fresh eating. Try the firm ripe O'Henry on the grill, the concentration of sugars achieved off the grill is a real summer treat. Once harvested it will keep in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days. This is the real peach lovers peach, don't forget to include it in your successive ripening plan as a late mid season selection.
  • Pollination: Self-fruitful.

The O'Henry Peach Tree, scientifically known as Prunus persica 'O'Henry,' is a semi-dwarf fruit tree that promises a taste of summer with its delectable, juicy peaches. This remarkable tree is a favorite among fruit enthusiasts and orchardists alike, thanks to its exceptional qualities and the mouthwatering fruit it produces.

The Beauty of the O'Henry Peach Tree:

  • Fruit Excellence: The O'Henry Peach Tree is renowned for its large, round, and freestone peaches. These peaches are known for their incredible flavor, characterized by a sweet and tangy taste with hints of citrus. They are excellent for fresh eating, canning, baking, and making preserves.

  • Attractive Appearance: The tree itself is an ornamental addition to any landscape. In spring, it bursts into a breathtaking display of fragrant pink blossoms, creating a picturesque scene. As the blossoms give way to fruit, the tree's branches become adorned with colorful peaches, adding to its visual appeal.

  • Semi-Dwarf Growth: O'Henry Peach Trees are semi-dwarf, meaning they reach a manageable size for home gardeners. They typically grow to a height of 12 to 15 feet, making them easy to maintain and harvest from.

Cultivating O'Henry Peach Trees:

  • Location: When planting an O'Henry Peach Tree, choose a location that receives full sun for at least six hours a day. Adequate sunlight is crucial for fruit production and the development of flavorful peaches.

  • Well-Drained Soil: O'Henry Peach Trees thrive in well-drained, loamy soil with good air circulation. Ensure that the soil is not waterlogged, as peach trees are susceptible to root rot in excessively wet conditions.

  • Pruning: Regular pruning is essential to maintain the tree's shape, encourage air circulation, and remove dead or diseased branches. Prune during the dormant season to promote healthy growth and fruit production.

  • Fertilization: O'Henry Peach Trees benefit from regular fertilization. Use a balanced fertilizer in early spring, following the recommended application rates based on the tree's age and size.

  • Thinning: To ensure larger and healthier peaches, thin the fruit when it reaches about the size of a dime. Space the remaining peaches evenly along the branches to reduce competition for nutrients and sunlight.

  • Pest and Disease Management: Keep an eye out for common peach tree pests and diseases, such as peach leaf curl, aphids, and peach borers. Implement preventive measures and, if necessary, use organic or chemical treatments to protect your tree.

Harvesting O'Henry Peaches:

  • O'Henry Peaches are typically ready for harvest in mid to late summer, depending on your location and local climate. They should be picked when they are fully ripe, with a slightly soft texture and vibrant color.

  • Gently twist the peaches from the tree to avoid damaging the branches or fruit.

  • Once harvested, O'Henry Peaches can be enjoyed fresh, canned, baked into pies, or used in various culinary creations.

The O'Henry Peach Tree is not just a fruit-bearing tree but also a source of joy for orchardists and fruit enthusiasts. Its combination of beautiful blossoms, delectable fruit, and manageable size makes it an ideal addition to any home garden or orchard. With proper care and attention to its needs, you can savor the taste of summer with sweet and tangy O'Henry peaches harvested from your very own tree.

 

Visit our Fruit Tree Central for a listing of all our fruit tree videos and articles.

Visit Tree Characteristics for a listing of all our fruit & nut tree growing characteristics.

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Description

Semi-dwarf on Citation rootstock.

  • Zones: 6-9
  • Chill hours: 500-600
  • Bloom Time: Late Mid-Season (Based on typical Central Valley California weather)
  • Harvest: August 12 - September 1
  • Looks: Large yellow freestone with attractive red skin.
  • Personality: Superb flavor well suited for fresh or freezing.
  • Facts of note: The O'Henry is one of the most popular peach varieties for the home garden. The fruit quite large with dark red skin over a yellow blush. The flesh is yellow with red streaks radiating out from the pit. After being introduced to the home garden market it remained has continually remained one of the top selling varieties. This is a freestone selection with a complex flavor, rich and sweet with a slight tang. The long hang time allows for a number of different eating experiences from a firm smooth textured fruit with a slight snap to the skin to an intense sweet juice running down your arm eating experience. The O'Henry is great for all your favorite peach usages, canning, baking, preserves or of course fresh eating. Try the firm ripe O'Henry on the grill, the concentration of sugars achieved off the grill is a real summer treat. Once harvested it will keep in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days. This is the real peach lovers peach, don't forget to include it in your successive ripening plan as a late mid season selection.
  • Pollination: Self-fruitful.

The O'Henry Peach Tree, scientifically known as Prunus persica 'O'Henry,' is a semi-dwarf fruit tree that promises a taste of summer with its delectable, juicy peaches. This remarkable tree is a favorite among fruit enthusiasts and orchardists alike, thanks to its exceptional qualities and the mouthwatering fruit it produces.

The Beauty of the O'Henry Peach Tree:

  • Fruit Excellence: The O'Henry Peach Tree is renowned for its large, round, and freestone peaches. These peaches are known for their incredible flavor, characterized by a sweet and tangy taste with hints of citrus. They are excellent for fresh eating, canning, baking, and making preserves.

  • Attractive Appearance: The tree itself is an ornamental addition to any landscape. In spring, it bursts into a breathtaking display of fragrant pink blossoms, creating a picturesque scene. As the blossoms give way to fruit, the tree's branches become adorned with colorful peaches, adding to its visual appeal.

  • Semi-Dwarf Growth: O'Henry Peach Trees are semi-dwarf, meaning they reach a manageable size for home gardeners. They typically grow to a height of 12 to 15 feet, making them easy to maintain and harvest from.

Cultivating O'Henry Peach Trees:

  • Location: When planting an O'Henry Peach Tree, choose a location that receives full sun for at least six hours a day. Adequate sunlight is crucial for fruit production and the development of flavorful peaches.

  • Well-Drained Soil: O'Henry Peach Trees thrive in well-drained, loamy soil with good air circulation. Ensure that the soil is not waterlogged, as peach trees are susceptible to root rot in excessively wet conditions.

  • Pruning: Regular pruning is essential to maintain the tree's shape, encourage air circulation, and remove dead or diseased branches. Prune during the dormant season to promote healthy growth and fruit production.

  • Fertilization: O'Henry Peach Trees benefit from regular fertilization. Use a balanced fertilizer in early spring, following the recommended application rates based on the tree's age and size.

  • Thinning: To ensure larger and healthier peaches, thin the fruit when it reaches about the size of a dime. Space the remaining peaches evenly along the branches to reduce competition for nutrients and sunlight.

  • Pest and Disease Management: Keep an eye out for common peach tree pests and diseases, such as peach leaf curl, aphids, and peach borers. Implement preventive measures and, if necessary, use organic or chemical treatments to protect your tree.

Harvesting O'Henry Peaches:

  • O'Henry Peaches are typically ready for harvest in mid to late summer, depending on your location and local climate. They should be picked when they are fully ripe, with a slightly soft texture and vibrant color.

  • Gently twist the peaches from the tree to avoid damaging the branches or fruit.

  • Once harvested, O'Henry Peaches can be enjoyed fresh, canned, baked into pies, or used in various culinary creations.

The O'Henry Peach Tree is not just a fruit-bearing tree but also a source of joy for orchardists and fruit enthusiasts. Its combination of beautiful blossoms, delectable fruit, and manageable size makes it an ideal addition to any home garden or orchard. With proper care and attention to its needs, you can savor the taste of summer with sweet and tangy O'Henry peaches harvested from your very own tree.

 

Visit our Fruit Tree Central for a listing of all our fruit tree videos and articles.

Visit Tree Characteristics for a listing of all our fruit & nut tree growing characteristics.

About Peaches: Peaches are 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. Browse all our peach trees for sale.

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.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Cannot ship to the following states: HI, AK, PR, GU, VI

Cannot ship via USPS.

Cannot ship via SmartPost.

Shipping Weight: 1.8 lb

Dimensions: 55.5"L x 7.3"W x 2.75"H

Features

  • Freestone

Characteristics

USDA Growing Zone: 6 - 9
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Spring
Chill Hours Needed : 300-400 Hours
Planting Time : Winter
Time to Fruit Production : 2 Years
Tree Size : Semi-dwarf

Planting & Care

Useful Information

Guarantee

Limited Dormant Tree & Plant Guarantee

* Claim deadline is June 15th

We guarantee that your dormant tree or plant will arrive in good, viable condition. If your tree arrives in substandard condition, notify us within 3 days of delivery. Please email pictures of the box, inside packaging, the tree and its roots to helpdesk@groworganic.com.  We will investigate your claim and process a request to exchange or refund the damaged product.

If your dormant tree or plant has not grown new leaves by June 15th, you may be eligible for our Limited Dormant Tree & Plant Guarantee. This guarantee provides for a store credit for the purchase price of the tree, excluding shipping. Please see the Instructions below.

Important Dates:

  • April 1st Dormant trees/plants must be planted in the ground
  • May 15th Perform scratch test, if no new leaves have grown
  • June 15th Deadline to apply for a dormant tree/plant credit

All required documentation must be received by June 15th for your claim to be considered. Claims or documentation received after June 15th will be denied, without exception. Instructions listed below

Terms and Conditions

We cannot guarantee that your tree or plant will remain alive and healthy after it is received, or bear fruit as there are too many variables in your environment that are beyond our control (i.e. soil preparation, weed and pest control, proper irrigation, chill hours, compatible hardiness for your growing zone, proper choice of pollinator, extreme weather, rodent damage, disease, etc.). 

We cannot guarantee that we will be able to provide a replacement tree/plant of the same species either that same growing season or in future years. Customers are responsible for all shipping fees associated with replacement trees and plants. 

If we determine that the tree you purchased directly from us is not viable, we will issue you a store credit (not a refund) for the purchase price of the affected dormant tree or plant. Shipping is not included in the dormant tree/plant guarantee. Store credits can be used to purchase any product we sell and are valid for use only until July 1st of the following year.

Historically, 98% of our dormant trees and plants grow and thrive when they have been cared for and planted using our growing guides. Dormant trees and plants must be planted in the ground by April 1st in order to be eligible for credit. If the ground in your area is still frozen solid, you may temporarily plant your tree or plant in a pot. 

Potted, non-dormant trees or plants are excluded from this guarantee as they are not dormant at the time of shipment. Evergreen trees such as citrus, avocado and olive trees are not available for credit under the Dormant Tree and Plant Guarantee. 

Instructions

We guarantee that your dormant fruit tree or plant will leaf out, if you care for it according to our growing guides. In the unlikely event that your dormant tree or plant does not have leaves by May 15th, follow these simple steps to apply for a store credit:

Before you call or email, please perform a “scratch test” to determine if the tree or plant is still alive. This video shows how to check for live tissue under the bark. Scratch tests need to be done a few inches above and below the graft. 

Green Cambium Layer / Living Trees

If the cambium layer under the bark is green, give your tree a little more time. It is still alive, but hasn’t come out of dormancy yet. Check to make sure that it is getting the right amount of deep root water, enough sunlight and that the weather is warm enough for that type of tree/plant to come out of dormancy. Every tree has its own personality and will come out of dormancy at different times. Be sure to submit the required documentation listed below by June 15th, if it doesn’t grow leaves.

Brown Cambium Layer / Dead Trees

If the scratch test shows a brown cambium layer or if your dormant tree/plant doesn’t have leaves by June 1st, please email us at helpdesk@groworganic.com. All required documentation listed below must be received by June 15th for your claim to be considered. To be considered for the guarantee claim, all required documentation must be received by June 15th.  Incomplete submissions will be denied.

Required Documentation

  1. Order number
  2. Name of dormant tree/plant and the quantity affected
  3. Photos of each tree or plant showing: 
    1. The roots (tree or plant must be pulled out of the ground)
    2. The scratch test areas
    3. The entire tree/plant

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

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heath schluter
Growing great

Bought this as a replacement for an undesirable Goldmine nectarine that we dug up and gifted to a friend.
This tree showed up with an amazing structure of branches that will give us a great looking shade tree and provide our absolute favorite peach in the world. If you know you know!!!
Planted it a month ago or so and have leaves and blossoms already growing. We will not let any fruit grow for the first 3 years to keep from disfiguring the branches. I learned that lesson on the nectarine tree.

Great looking tree I would recommend for anyone.

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Wally Lingerfelt
Excellent

Two thick stemmed O Henry's arrived in great shape. I had the holes ready, planted, watered and now ready for bloom. My first trees for this delicious variety.

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Tammy
Beautiful little tree.

It came well wrapped, small, but good root structure. Had to put in a dowel to hold it up. Now the wait for a bigger tree and some fruit in a couple years.

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Sharron
Great!

This tree arrived well-packaged and looking very stout & sturdy. I had it in the ground within 4 days of arrival. It's still too early to tell anything else except that it looks strong and lively!

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Fred Gratzon
So far so good

I received excellent advice before selecting the right tree for me. The tree arrived in good shape. I followed the excellent videos when unpacking and planting. Now we will see how the tree responds to Iowa's cold winters and fickle springs. I'm excited.

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