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Desiree™ Peach

Prunus persica 'Desiree™ Peach'

Desiree™ is a high quality semi-freestone fruit with few split pits. This medium, yellow fleshed and highly colored peach is a good early season market variety. It ripens 8 days before Sentry and resists bacterial spot.


Height

10-14 Feet

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Spread

8-12 Feet

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Hardiness Zone

5-8

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Item # Description Price
3824 Desiree(TM) Peach on Standard (Lovell) root, Extra Large 5/8" & up caliper grade $27.99 Add to Cart

Prunus persica 'Desiree™ Peach'
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. Spray in the fall and winter with copper sprays to protect from leaf curl, and help control canker.

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A Little History about Desiree™ Peach

Desiree™ was developed at the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers University.

Prunus persica 'Desiree™ Peach' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Self-fertile
Thin early for size
Thin heavily for size
Disease Resistance
Bacterial spot tolerant
Fruit Characteristics
Medium size fruit
Semi-clingstone
Growth Rate/Habit
Spreading habit
Average vigor
Early to bear
Very productive
Harvest Period
Early season
Other Attributes
Sweet
Very juicy
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Winter hardy
Skill Required
Easy to grow
Uses
High dessert quality