Rio Oso Gem Peach
California 1926


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Rio Oso Gem peach tree is an old favorite heirloom, yellow freestone with large fruit and rich sweet flavor. The Rio Oso Gem peach is a favorite of the Healdsburg folks for fresh eating, pies and freezing. Rio Oso Gem peach tree is a great garden tree as it has very showy pink blossoms and retains a relatively small stature. Originated in California in 1926. Please see below for further information on our heirloom peach trees for sale.

Growing Considerations for Rio Oso Gem Peach
California 1926

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

Heirloom: Yes

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

Harvest Period: Late

Low Chill: Yes

Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile

Origin Date: 1900`s

Storage: A few weeks

Rootstock: Lovell

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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Elizabeth Marquis
5 of 5 Stars
This is the most magnificent peach tree! The fruits are huge, prolific, and have unparalleled flavor. And the blossoms are outrageous, huge and vibrantly pink. This tree makes our yard the envy of our neighborhood!


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