Peregrine peach tree is an heirloom white peach that's considered what the Cox's Orange Pippin is to the apple (that is, the standard of excellence), except that where Cox is a bit temperamental to grow, the Peregrine peach tree is one of the easiest peaches to grow. The Peregrine peach drips with sweet honeyed flesh and a bit of acidity for balance. The skin is almost fuzz less like a nectarine. The fruit will often still be light green when fully ripe. Will produce well in cool summers and warm winters than most other varieties since it originated from England in 1906. "a very wet year " Please see below for further information on our heirloom peach trees for sale. **If sold out, please see our smaller, 1-year George IV.
Considerations for Peregrine Peach
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Uses: Fresh Eating, Desserts / Pies, Canning / Preserves
Harvest Period: Midseason
Low Chill: Yes
Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile
Origin Date: England 1906
Storage: A few weeks
Disease Resistance: Good
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.