Dixon Clingstone Peach


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Dixon peach is one of the earliest heirloom clingstone peaches, meaning the flesh adheres to the pit when ripe. Considered one of the best flavored yellow clingstone peaches; we agree it's one of our favorite desserts in middle of summer.  Comes highly recommended to us from an old peach farmer and pomologist in the valley. In addition to being used in canning and preserves, cling peaches can also be used in peach pies. Because they are less juicy, the result will be a less runny peach pie, which can be a pleasant benefit for cooks who struggle with watery peach pies. The Dixon peach has orange flesh  and a distinctive taste somewhat reminiscent of apricots and citrus. Non-melting (clingstones) types have flesh that remain firm in the canning jar and in purees such as baby food.


Growing Considerations for Dixon Clingstone Peach

USDA Zones: 6, 7, 8, 9

Heirloom: Yes

Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile

Harvest Period: Late

Origin Date: 1900`s

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

Storage: A few weeks

Years to Bear: 1-3 years

Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.

Rootstock: Lovell

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 Friday 06 August, 2010.