The heirloom peach George IV is one of the best white-fleshed peaches of all time. The George IV peach tree was first recognized in New York in the 1820's. Downing in his Fruit and Fruit Trees of America claims, "Remarkably rich luscious flavor. No garden should be without it!" George IV peaches are white freestone peach with greenish white skin and a pinkish blush. Melting, juicy, aromatic, richly flavored flesh. The George IV peaches are one of a few prized peaches that retain a slight green hue on skin when fully ripe, so don't miss out on account of color expectation. Please see below for further information on our heirloom peach trees for sale. ***Please note: this is a 1-year tree (younger and smaller than our typical 2- year trees). This 1-year tree is about 2-3 feet tall when shipped and 1/4" in caliper.
Considerations for George IV Peach
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,10
Uses: Fresh Eating, Desserts / Pies, Canning / Preserves
Harvest Period: Early
Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile
Origin Date: New York 1820's
Storage: A few weeks
Years to Bear: 1-3 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Size of tree
***Please note: this is a 1-year tree (younger and smaller than our typical 2 year trees). This 1-year tree is about 2-3 feet tall when shipped and 1/4" in caliper.
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: 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.