Peregrine peach is a heirloom white peach that is considered to peaches what Cox's Orange Pippin is to apples (that is,the standard of excellence), except that where Cox is a bit temperamental to grow, the Peregrine is one of the easiest peaches to grow. Skin is almost fuzzless like a nectarine. Its parent variety is thought to be the a Nectarine. Fruit will often still be light green when fully ripe. The Peregrine peach drips with sweet honeyed flesh and a bit of acidity for balance. Will produce well in cool summers and warm winters than most other varieties since it originated from England in 1906. "a very wet year ;)"
Growing Considerations for Peregrine Peach
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Harvest Period: Midseason
Storage: A few weeks
Low Chill: Yes
Uses: Fresh Eating, Desserts / Pies, Canning / Preserves
Disease Resistance: Good
Origin Date: 1800`s
Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile
Years to Bear: 1-3 years
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)
Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.
Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Size supplied when shipped: 1/2 to 3/4 inch caliper*; Trees range from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs).
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions
. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits