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Peach 'Oom Sarel'

Prunus persica 'Oom Sarel'

Peach (Eng.), Perske (Afr.)

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.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Trees flower towards the end winter. Fruit ripen by mid-summer.

Propagation

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

Special features

Attractive flowers
Blossoms bloom before any leaves appear making a good show of pink flowers.

Geography

Origin
South Africa
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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