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Peach 'Summer Time'

Prunus persica 'Summer Time'

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. Summer Time is a red cling peach with yellow flesh.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Winter, Spring
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Trees flower at the end of winter, early spring and the fruit ripens in early summer.

Propagation

Seed
Sow seed in Spring after a cold winter stratification.
Cuttings
Graft or bud the cultivar you would like to harvest onto the seedlings / rootstocks.

Special features

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

Geography

Origin
China. The cultivar 'Summer Time' was bred by ARC Infruitech-Nietvoorbij in RSA.
Natural climate
Mediterranean

Environment

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

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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