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Peach 'Bonnigold'

Prunus persica 'Bonnigold'

Peach (Eng.), Perske (Afr.)

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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. Bonnigold is self compatible so does not need cross pollination. Bonnigold is a cling peach with a yellow skin and yellow flesh.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Winter
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Trees flower towards the end of August. Fruit ripen during the last weeks of November.

Propagation

Seed
Sow seed in spring after a cold stratification. Graft or bud the desired cultivar on the seedlings.
Cuttings
Varieties are grafted or budded onto rootstocks.

Special features

Attractive flowers
Peach trees have blossoms before most of the leaves appear, making a show of pink flowers.

Geography

Origin
South Africa 1991
Natural climate
Mediterranean

Environment

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

Uses

Edible
The fruit are 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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