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Peach 'Oribi'

Prunus persica 'Oribi'

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. Oribi is a free-stone peach. Its skin is yellow with a red blush.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Trees blossom during late winter. Fruit will ripen towards the end of summer.

Propagation

Seed
Sow seed in Spring after cold stratification. Graft or bud the desired cultivar on the seedlings.
Cuttings
Graft or bud cultivars onto the chosen rootstock.

Special features

Attractive flowers
Blossoms appear before the leaves in late winter making an impressive pink show.

Geography

Origin
South Africa
Natural climate
Mediterranean

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Wet
Soil type
Loam, Sand, Clay
Soil PH preference
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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