Dixon peach trees are 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 with its classic old time peach flavor. The Dixon peach tree comes highly recommended to us from an old peach farmer and pomologist from the central 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. Please see below for further information on our Dixon peach trees for sale.
Considerations for Dixon Peach
USDA Zones: 6, 7, 8, 9
Uses: Fresh Eating, Desserts / Pies, Canning / Preserves
Harvest Period: Late
Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile
Origin Date: California 1920's
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
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.