Babcock Peach
California 1923


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The Babcock peach tree is an old favorite from Berkeley, California dating back almost hundred years to 1923. The Babcok peach is a white-fleshed freestone, sweet and juicy, aromatic, low acid. Babcock peach tree is widely adapted to many climates because of low chill requirements,  but unlike other low chill fruits does not bloom early. It's thought to be a cross between the Strawberry peach tree and Peentau peach tree. Please see below for further information on our Babcock peach trees for sale.


Growing Considerations for Babcock Peach
California 1923

USDA Zones: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Heirloom: Yes

Uses: Fresh Eating, Desserts / Pies, Canning / Preserves

Harvest Period: Midseason

Low Chill: Yes

Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile

Origin Date: 1900`s

Storage: A few weeks

Rootstock: Nemaguard

Years to Bear: 1-3 years

Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.

Mature Size: 12-16 ft.

Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.

Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.

Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)

Size supplied when shipped:   Our trees range in height 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). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2  to 3/4 inch;  *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.


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.

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 30 November, 1999.