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Flamin'Fury(R) PF- 8 Ball Peach
Prunus persica 'Flamin'Fury(R) PF- 8 Ball'
Flamin'Fury PF 8 Ball peach on Standard (Lovell) root - Large 1/2-5/8" caliper grade
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Flamin'Fury® PF 8 Ball is one of the nicest peaches in the early season before Redhaven. 8 Ball ripens about ten days before Redhaven and is very freestone most years. The fruit is large, very red, and has great flavor. It is bacterial spot resistant and hangs well on the tree. Grandpa really likes this one for the season!
Grandpa was also good friends with the breeder of all the famous Flamin'Fury® peaches, who was another peach grower living near Grandpa and a cousin to the breeder of the Stellar® peaches. Paul Friday, thus "PF", continues to select peaches to this day, which Grandpa's son helps to evaluate every summer, looking for the best new peach varieties.
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.