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Peach 'Excellence'

Prunus persica 'Excellence'

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. Excellence is self compatible so its does not need a cross pollinator. Excellence is a free-stone peach with a red skin set against a yellow background.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Trees flower during late August. Fruit ripen during the last weeks of October. Very ripe fruit will bruise easily.

Propagation

Seed
Sow seed after cold stratification. Graft or bud desired cultivar on seedling rootstock.
Cuttings
Varieties are grafted or budded onto rootstocks.

Special features

Attractive flowers
The blossoms appear before the leaves in early spring making a beautiful show of pink flowers.

Geography

Origin
Peach trees originate from China. Éxcellence is a cultivar bred by ARC Infruitec-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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