Peaches are amongst the most delicious fruit to grow at home. The fruit will tastes so much better when fully tree ripened. They are best grown in sites will full sun, free draining soil with protections from spring frosts. All peaches are self-fertile, so one tree will be perfectly produced planted alone. Fruit will be produced from around three to four years after planting. Growing to 3 to 6m depending on the variety and growing conditions.
Peaches are suspectable to fungal disease like leaf curl and a spray programme is recommended.
• Port wine skinned, medium sized fruit with wine red melting flesh.
Popular variety for eating fresh and botting.
Late season fruiting.
Stonefruit trees have a ‘chilling requirement’ of a certain number of hours below 7degC to produce fruit. Most varieties suit the temperate areas of the country to receive the required number of chilling hours, but some have ‘low chill’ requirements so can be grown in the warmer, northern areas of New Zealand. Water well during the early stages, during long dry periods and when the fruit is developing. Stonefruit require a spray program, particularly during spring, to prevent the likes of die back, bacterial disease and leaf curl.