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Peach 'Scarlet'

Prunus persica 'Scarlet'

Peach trees are small and deciduous. For best results ask a local nursery for advice on choosing the best variety and rootstock for your garden. Scarlet is a cling peach with a red skin and yellow flesh.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Trees blossom during early August. Fruit are picked during mid-November.

Propagation

Seed
Sow seed in end of Winter to Spring.
Cuttings
Graft the seedlings in the following growing season with desired cultivars.

Special features

Attracts useful insects
Bees pollinate the blossoms.
Attractive flowers
The blossoms appear before the leaves making a beautiful show of pink flowers.

Geography

Origin
Peaches originated in China more than 2000 years ago. The cultivar 'Scarlet' was bred and released by ARC Infruitech-Nietvoorbij in RSA.
Natural climate
Mediterranean

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam, Sand, Clay
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Uses

Edible
The fruit is edible fresh, dried, cooked or preserved.

Personality

Family
Rosaceae
Flower colour
Pink
Scent
Mild

Problems

Leaf curl can limit the amount of food produced through photosinthesis for the tree leading to stress. Fruit can suffer from fruit fly, bol wurm and false codling moth attacks.

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