I have a feeling my peach tree will be needing to be replaced. I lost two big limbs while it was full of peaches. I thinned them but it was too much for the old tree. The limb was twisted and cracked before. Can any one give me a good tree tro plant? I am zone 6.
gardenguy, are you looking for a specific name? Do you want an early peach or a late peach? Do you prefer a tight peach or a clearseed? Honestly, I don't know names of peaches, just varieties as mentoned above. Check with some of your local nurseries or on line. Those people should know their stuff, otherwise, they shouldn't be in business.
To me, the early tight peaches are the sweetest for canning & freezing. Normally the clearseeds are the later peaches and are good for eating fresh, although they do freeze and can well. This is just my opinion.
Sorry. Maybe someone smarter and more into specifics will see this and help you out.
Eat fresh first and freeze 2nd. I need a peach that blooms later. We have some late freezes here and so we get a peach crop ever other year with the one we have. I have a volunteer tree that is 4 foot tall but who knows if it will make peaches.
I don't grow peaches, but I buy them from a local orchard every year. My very favorite variety is Cresthaven. I just did some googling to learn more about the tree itself and found that it blooms in late April, which just might make it less susceptible to late freezes than earlier bloomers. The harvest comes in late August... One of the last peach varieties to come in here in zone 6.
If I were to plant a tree, this one would surely be it.
GG, check with your county extension office. All peach trees require a certain number of chill hours and yours could be very different than someone even across your state.
They should be able to answer all your questions & give you a list of what would work for what you want...if not, email your state university!
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