Indian Blood Cling peach is a large, clingstone fruit with dark crimson skin and flesh. Red-fleshed peaches were recognized in the early 17th century France; the Spanish brought them to America, where Native Americans and colonists grew seedlings. Distinctive, tart flavor when fully ripe. Indian Blood Cling peach tree provide beautiful and delicious pickled peaches. Excellent for eating fresh, pies and preserves. The Indian Blood peach requires another peach variety for pollination. High yield, dependable. Please see below for further information on our heirloom peach trees for sale.
Pollination Requirement:Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: France 1700's
Storage:A few weeks
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.
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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