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Reliance Peach

Reliance Peach

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Reliance Peach

Prunus persica 'Reliance'

Grandpa's Choice™ Reliance peach is a medium sized fruit that is dark red splashed over a yellow background. This freestone peach is good for canning, freezing and fresh use. The tree is vigorous, fast growing, and has showy, bright pink blossoms. It is one of the most hardy peaches and can be grown in areas where most varieties are marginal.

Height

10-14 Feet

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Spread

10-14 Feet

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Hardiness Zone

4-8

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Item # Description Price
1033 Reliance Peach on Standard (Peach) root, 2 year-Extra large grade $28.99 Add to Cart

Prunus persica 'Reliance'
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 Reliance Peach

Devoloped by Professor Meader at the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station in 1964. Reliance has been reported to grow under some of the coldest winters, so it may be tried in Zone 4 with some chance of good luck.

Prunus persica 'Reliance' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Self-fertile
Thin early for size
Thin heavily for size
Disease Resistance
Bacterial spot tolerant
Fruit Characteristics
Large fruit
Freestone
Growth Rate/Habit
Spreading habit
Average vigor
Early to bear
Very productive
Harvest Period
Early summer
Other Attributes
Short shelf-life
Grandpa's Nature Friendly™
Sweet
Very juicy
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Very hardy
Skill Required
Easy to grow
Uses
Canning or freezing
Good for pies