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Fairtime Peach Tree

Fairtime Peach Tree

Excellent Late Season Peach

Semi-dwarf on Citation rootstock.

  • Zones: 5-9
  • Chill hours: 500-600
  • Bloom Time: Mid-Season (Based on typical Central Valley California weather)
  • Harvest: September 10 - September 25
  • Looks: Very large yellow freestone
  • Personality: Excellent flavor
  • Facts of note: One of the best flavored and most dependable of the late season peaches, the Fairtime peach is a large yellow fruit with a pretty red blush over half the surface. Large to very large fruit is unique to a late September ripening peach. The flavor is a rich traditional peach with a firm but smooth texture. This is juice running down your arm enjoyment for a late season fruit. Requires thinning so you don't break the limbs. Good for all peach usages including canning, cooking, preserves and of course fresh eating and the fruit freezes well, too.
  • Pollination: Self-fruitful

The Fairtime Peach Tree, a peach variety known for its exceptional taste and late-season harvest, offers fruit enthusiasts an opportunity to enjoy juicy, flavorful peaches in the latter part of the season. This deciduous tree, scientifically recognized as Prunus persica, thrives in various climates across the United States and holds significance for both home gardeners and commercial orchards.

 

Late Season Appeal 

The Fairtime Peach Tree stands out as an excellent late-season peach variety, typically flourishing in zones 5-9. This late-blooming deciduous tree requires approximately 500-600 chill hours, making it well-suited for areas with moderate winter chill. Its bloom time, usually during mid-season based on typical Central Valley California weather, culminates in a harvest window spanning from September 10 to September 25.

Fruit Characteristics 

One of the most distinguishing features of the Fairtime peach is its sizable, yellow freestone fruit, renowned for its excellent flavor. The fruit is notably large, with a vibrant red blush covering over half of its surface, adding an aesthetic appeal to its appearance. Its yellow flesh, when ripe, offers a traditional peach taste with a rich flavor profile, delivering a delightful combination of sweetness and tanginess. The texture is smooth yet firm, providing a pleasant experience for those indulging in its juicy richness.

Cultivation Insights 

The Fairtime Peach Tree requires attention to its growth patterns to ensure optimal fruit production. Thinning the fruit is essential to prevent excessive weight that might damage tree limbs. Adequate thinning ensures that the tree's branches remain robust, promoting a more balanced distribution of fruit and preventing strain on the tree structure.

Versatile Use and Preservation 

This variety of peach is versatile in its utility, catering to various culinary uses. From canning and cooking to preserving and fresh consumption, Fairtime peaches offer a wide array of possibilities. Their texture and flavor also make them suitable for freezing, retaining their quality for later use. The fruit's adaptability to different preparation methods underscores its popularity among home cooks and chefs alike.

Growing Conditions 

Fairtime Peach Trees thrive in well-drained sandy soil types, demonstrating adaptability to a variety of soil conditions. Ensuring adequate drainage is crucial for the tree's root system, allowing it to establish and develop optimally. Optimum sun exposure, preferably full sun, is essential for the tree's growth and fruit production.

Pollination and Maintenance 

The Fairtime Peach Tree is self-fruitful, meaning it doesn't require another tree for pollination. However, ensuring adequate pollination by introducing pollinators, like bees, can enhance fruit set and yield. Pruning is crucial for maintaining the tree's health, structure, and productivity. It's advisable to prune during the dormant season to encourage new growth and maintain the tree's shape.

Frost and Environmental Considerations

 While the tree demonstrates a robust growth pattern and adaptability to various climates, precautions against late frost are necessary. Frost during bloom time can damage the blossoms, affecting fruit set. Applying protective measures, such as covering the tree or using frost cloth during periods of late frost, helps safeguard the blooms and subsequent fruit development.

 

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: 5-9
  • Chill hours: 500-600
  • Bloom Time: Mid-Season (Based on typical Central Valley California weather)
  • Harvest: September 10 - September 25
  • Looks: Very large yellow freestone
  • Personality: Excellent flavor
  • Facts of note: One of the best flavored and most dependable of the late season peaches, the Fairtime peach is a large yellow fruit with a pretty red blush over half the surface. Large to very large fruit is unique to a late September ripening peach. The flavor is a rich traditional peach with a firm but smooth texture. This is juice running down your arm enjoyment for a late season fruit. Requires thinning so you don't break the limbs. Good for all peach usages including canning, cooking, preserves and of course fresh eating and the fruit freezes well, too.
  • Pollination: Self-fruitful

The Fairtime Peach Tree, a peach variety known for its exceptional taste and late-season harvest, offers fruit enthusiasts an opportunity to enjoy juicy, flavorful peaches in the latter part of the season. This deciduous tree, scientifically recognized as Prunus persica, thrives in various climates across the United States and holds significance for both home gardeners and commercial orchards.

 

Late Season Appeal 

The Fairtime Peach Tree stands out as an excellent late-season peach variety, typically flourishing in zones 5-9. This late-blooming deciduous tree requires approximately 500-600 chill hours, making it well-suited for areas with moderate winter chill. Its bloom time, usually during mid-season based on typical Central Valley California weather, culminates in a harvest window spanning from September 10 to September 25.

Fruit Characteristics 

One of the most distinguishing features of the Fairtime peach is its sizable, yellow freestone fruit, renowned for its excellent flavor. The fruit is notably large, with a vibrant red blush covering over half of its surface, adding an aesthetic appeal to its appearance. Its yellow flesh, when ripe, offers a traditional peach taste with a rich flavor profile, delivering a delightful combination of sweetness and tanginess. The texture is smooth yet firm, providing a pleasant experience for those indulging in its juicy richness.

Cultivation Insights 

The Fairtime Peach Tree requires attention to its growth patterns to ensure optimal fruit production. Thinning the fruit is essential to prevent excessive weight that might damage tree limbs. Adequate thinning ensures that the tree's branches remain robust, promoting a more balanced distribution of fruit and preventing strain on the tree structure.

Versatile Use and Preservation 

This variety of peach is versatile in its utility, catering to various culinary uses. From canning and cooking to preserving and fresh consumption, Fairtime peaches offer a wide array of possibilities. Their texture and flavor also make them suitable for freezing, retaining their quality for later use. The fruit's adaptability to different preparation methods underscores its popularity among home cooks and chefs alike.

Growing Conditions 

Fairtime Peach Trees thrive in well-drained sandy soil types, demonstrating adaptability to a variety of soil conditions. Ensuring adequate drainage is crucial for the tree's root system, allowing it to establish and develop optimally. Optimum sun exposure, preferably full sun, is essential for the tree's growth and fruit production.

Pollination and Maintenance 

The Fairtime Peach Tree is self-fruitful, meaning it doesn't require another tree for pollination. However, ensuring adequate pollination by introducing pollinators, like bees, can enhance fruit set and yield. Pruning is crucial for maintaining the tree's health, structure, and productivity. It's advisable to prune during the dormant season to encourage new growth and maintain the tree's shape.

Frost and Environmental Considerations

 While the tree demonstrates a robust growth pattern and adaptability to various climates, precautions against late frost are necessary. Frost during bloom time can damage the blossoms, affecting fruit set. Applying protective measures, such as covering the tree or using frost cloth during periods of late frost, helps safeguard the blooms and subsequent fruit development.

 

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: 5.0 lb

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

Features

  • Freestone
  • Self-fruitful

Characteristics

USDA Growing Zone: 5 - 9
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Fall
Chill Hours Needed : 500-600 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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S
Sterling
Very happy

The trees came in excellent condition. They were easy to plant and they are thriving right now in our backyard.

k
kokane and newport
this tree is awesome!!!!

this tree is awesome!!!!

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