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Baby Gold #5 Peach

Baby Gold #5 Peach

Baby Gold #5 Cling Peach

Prunus persica 'Baby Gold #5'

Babygold #5 is an excellent quality, good size processing peach. It has a yellow, clingstone flesh. The tree is highly productive, vigorous and upright. While many clingstone peaches lack beauty, Baby Gold #5 is very attractive.

Baby Gold #5 Cling Peach Pricing

Item # Description Price
562 Baby Gold #5 Peach on Standard (Lovell) root, 2 year-Extra large grade $26.99 Add Add to Cart

Height

10-14 Feet

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Spread

10-14 Feet


USDA Hardiness Zone 5-8

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Prunus persica 'Baby Gold #5'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Almost all peaches are self-fertile and require no pollinators. They will set heavy crops on single trees, which need heavy and aggressive thinning early in the season for best fruit size. Maintain good vigor in peaches by pruning every year, and fertilizing moderately. Aim for 1-3 feet of new growth a year. Fertilize early in the season, so that growth is well hardened off before fall and winter cold weather. Baby Gold #5 is quite susceptible to bacteria spot which can prematurely defoliate a tree is heavily infected.

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A Little History about Baby Gold #5 Cling Peach

Grandpa never grew too many clingstone peaches, except for the "Amish" trade, who liked them for their firm flesh that held up better than most freestone peaches when canned. Most clingstone peaches were grown farther north from Grandpa, closer to the baby food factory which bought most of them.

Prunus persica 'Baby Gold #5' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Self-fertile
Thin early for size
Fruit Characteristics
Clingstone
Large fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Spreading habit
Average vigor
Early to bear
Very productive
Harvest Period
Mid-season
Other Attributes
Sweet
Very juicy
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Winter hardy
Skill Required
Easy to grow
Uses
Good for pies
Canning or freezing
High dessert quality
Cooking or baking