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Peach 'Sunsweet'

Prunus persica 'Sunsweet'

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. Sunsweet is a free-stone peach with a yellow skin and yellow flesh. The peach is suitable for drying.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring, Winter
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Trees flower towards the end of Winter. Fruit ripen during mid Summer.

Propagation

Seed
Sow seed in Spring after a cold stratification.
Cuttings
Graft or bud the cultivar of peach you would like to harvest one day onto the seedling / rootstock.

Special features

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

Geography

Origin
Peaches originate from China. 'Sunsweet' cultivar was a change seedling from 'St Helena' peach bred in South Africa.
Natural climate
Mediterranean

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam, Sand, Clay
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
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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