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. Oom Sarel is a cling peach with a yellow skin and yellow flesh. It is a good canning peach.
Trees flower towards the end winter. Fruit ripen by mid-summer.
Sow seed in Spring after cold stratification. Graft or bud the desired cultivar on the seedlings.
Graft or bud the cultivars onto rootstocks.
Blossoms bloom before any leaves appear making a good show of pink flowers.
Loam, Sand, Clay
Soil PH preference
The fruit is edible fresh, dried, cooked or preserved.
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.