Flamin'Fury(R) PF- 5D-Big Peach
Prunus persica 'Flamin'Fury(R) PF- 5D-Big'
Flamin'Fury® PF 5D-Big ripens about three weeks before Redhaven and is one of the best sized peaches during its season. It has excellent flavor and nice red color. Not totally freestone, so we only recommend it for eating out of hand.
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.