Peach Trees – Prunus Persica

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Prunus persica, the Peach Tree, is a beloved specimen celebrated for its velvety, juicy fruits and gorgeous spring blossoms. Native to Northwest China, this tree is a vibrant addition to gardens, its charm lying in the combination of its aesthetic appeal and the sweet, succulent fruit it produces.

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Common Peach Trees (Prunus Persica) – A Sweet Delight in Your Garden

Introduction Experience the joy of growing Common Peach Trees, Prunus Persica, a delightful addition to any UK garden with their luscious fruits and charming blossoms.

Characteristics of the Fruit Prunus Persica produces succulent peaches known for their velvety skin and sweet, juicy flesh. These fruits typically boast a vibrant yellow-red hue and are rich in vitamins and antioxidants, making them as nutritious as they are delicious.

Cultivation and Distribution These trees thrive in warmer regions and are extensively cultivated across Southern Europe, North America, and China. In the UK, they require a sheltered spot and plenty of sunshine to flourish.

Delicious Secondary Products The versatility of peaches allows for a range of secondary products. From homemade jams and preserves to sumptuous peach pies and smoothies, the options for enjoying the fruits of Prunus Persica are endless.

Growth in UK Climate Conditions In the UK, Common Peach Trees adapt well, especially when planted against a sunny wall or in a greenhouse. They need protection from frost and prefer well-drained soil to prevent root diseases.

Fruiting Age and Yield Prunus Persica typically begins to fruit at 4-5 years of age with a stem girth of about 18-20cm. An average tree can produce between 30-50 fruits per season, depending on care and environmental conditions.

Tree Height and Structure These trees can reach a height of 2.5-4.5 meters, making them a manageable size for most gardens. They can be trained against walls or grown as standalone features.

Supporting Wildlife Peach trees offer more than just fruit; their blossoms attract pollinators like bees, and their foliage provides shelter for various birds and beneficial insects.

Common Questions Answered

  • Pruning: Best done in spring, focusing on removing dead or overcrowded branches.
  • Watering: Regular watering is crucial, especially during dry spells, but avoid waterlogging.
  • Pests and Diseases: Watch out for peach leaf curl and fruit fly, and use appropriate treatments as needed.

Explore More and Shop For further information on the Common Peach Tree, visit the Wikipedia page. To add this other delightful trees to your garden, explore options at Harrodsoutdoor.com/shop.

Style

Full Standard, Boxhead, Feathered, Multi Stem, Pleached, Half Standard Pleached, Umbrella, Half Standard, Espalier, Mini Standard, Ball, Cone, Spiral, Cube, Cloud Form, Cube Spiral, Cube Multiball, Cube Ball Cone, Pom-pom, Lollipop, Archway, Twisted Stem, Triple Lollipop, Multiball 2, Multiball 3, Dome, Cylinder, Pyramid, Cylindrical Dome, Twisted Stem, Unique, Bonsai, Instant Hedge, Instant Screen, Hedging Plants

Root Type

Pot Grown, Rootball, Bare Root

Stem Girth

4-6cm (H 1.2 – 1.5m), 6-8cm (H 1.2 – 1.5m), 8-10cm (H 1.2 – 1.5m), 10-12cm (H 1.5 – 2.0m), 12-14cm (H 1.5 – 2.0m), 14-16cm (H 1.5 – 2.0m), 16-18cm (H 1.5 – 2.0m), 18-20cm (H 2.0 – 2.5m), 20-25cm (H 2.0 – 2.5m), 25-30cm (H 2.0 – 2.5m), 30-35cm (H 2.0 – 2.5m), 35-40cm (H 2.0 – 2.5m), 40-45cm (H 2.5 – 3.0m), 45-50cm (H 2.5 – 3.0m), 50-60cm (H 2.5 – 3.0m), 60-70cm (H 2.5 – 3.0m), 70-80cm (H 2.5 – 3.0m), 80-90cm (H 3.0 – 3.5m), 90-100cm (H 3.0 – 3.5m), 100-120cm (H 3.0 – 3.5m)

Height

15-30cm, 30-50cm, 50-70cm, 70-90cm, 90-110cm, 110-130cm, 130-150cm, 150-170cm, 170-200cm, 200-230cm, 230-250cm, 250-270cm, 270-300cm, 300-350cm, 350-400cm, 400-450cm, 450-500cm, 500-600cm, 600-700cm, 10-20cm, 20-30cm, 30-40cm, 40-50cm, 50-60cm, 60-70cm, 70-80cm, 80-90cm, 90-100cm, 100-110cm, 110-120cm, 120-130cm, 130-140cm, 140-150cm

Foliage Type

Decidious

Origin

Not Native

Water Requirement

Moderate Watering

Growth Height

Medium Growing

Growth Speed

Moderate Growth

Costal Growing

No

Conifer?

No

Flowering?

Yes

Fruit?

0

Hard Wood Cutbacks?

0

Fragrant

0

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