Rio Oso Gem peach tree is an old favorite heirloom, yellow freestone with large fruit and rich sweet flavor. Possibly a seedling of J.H. Hale; introduced by William Yerkes, Rio Oso, CA., 1920's. 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.
Considerations for Rio Oso Gem Peach
USDA Zones: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Uses: Fresh Eating, Desserts / Pies, Canning / Preserves
Harvest Period: Late
Low Chill: Yes
Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile
Origin Date: California 1926
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.
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.