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Messina(R) Peach

Messina(R) Peach

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Messina(R) Peach

Prunus persica 'Messina(R)'

Messina(R) is a very large, freestone peach that is very firm and of excellent fruit quality.  It is highly colored.  the tree is vigorous and resistant to bacterial spot.  It has proven to perform well in the mid-Atlantic peach regions, and is being trialed in Michigan.  


Height

10-14 Feet

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Spread

8-12 Feet

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Hardiness Zone

6-8

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Item # Description Price
3887 Messina (R) Peach on Standard (Peach) root, Extra Large 5/8" & up caliper grade $28.99 Add to Cart

Prunus persica 'Messina(R)'
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.

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A Little History about Messina(R) Peach

Messina(R) is a newer introduction from the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers University.

Prunus persica 'Messina(R)' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Self-fertile
Thin early for size
Disease Resistance
Bacterial spot tolerant
Fruit Characteristics
Large fruit
Freestone
Growth Rate/Habit
Average vigor
Early to bear
Very productive
Spreading habit
Harvest Period
Mid-season
Mid-September
Other Attributes
Very juicy
Aromatic
Complex flavor
Sub-acid flavor
Sweet
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Skill Required
Easy to grow
Uses
Good for pies
Canning or freezing
High dessert quality
Cooking or baking