Belle of Georgia Peach


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 Lewis A. Rumph introduced the Belle of Georgia, which he named for Mrs. Belle Hall, mother of Mrs. J. N. Neel of Macon in the late 1870's. A deliciously sweet, old-time favorite peach.  Large, creamy white fruit with a bright red cheek.  Belle of Georgia is highly flavored, firm, white, freestone flesh tinged with red.  An excellent choice for fresh eating, canning, or desserts.  Very bud hardy, a reliable producer and displays some resistance to brown rot and bacterial spot.

Growing Considerations for Belle of Georgia Peach

USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Heirloom: Yes

Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile

Harvest Period: Late

Origin Date: 1800`s

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

Storage: A few weeks

Years to Bear: 1-3 years

Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.

Rootstock: Nemaguard

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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Bart Wallace
5 of 5 Stars
This tree has done superb for me. It has grown tall strong and borne good fruit. I would highly recommend for all people in zone 8


This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 14 July, 2010.