Itâ€™s June and if you have peach, plum, and/or nectarine trees in your orchard, youâ€™ve probably noticed fresh fruit popping up here and thereâ€“a Southernerâ€™s dream! Peaches ripen during the summer months and can typically be harvested around this time of year during peak season. There is nothing as satisfying as taking a bite out […]
Recommended with UFO Peach Tree
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UFO Peach -Â Saucer Peaches!
Exciting peach variety from University of Florida! UFO is an unusual, saucer-shaped peach that has a firm, non-melting texture and an incredible sweet taste. According to Wayne Sherman, the breeder of this beauty and a professor with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Saucer peaches have been popular in Asia for hundreds of years, and was a favorite of Chinese emperors because they could turn it around in their hand and eat it without dripping juice in their beards. Fortunately, you don’t have to be an emperor to grow one now, if you live in a warm low chill zone. Plant Patent No. 113352. Semi-freestone with yellow flesh. Self-pollinating. 250 chill hours. Zones Lower 9A-9B.
|Chill Hours||250 c.u.|
|Grafted||Yes, on Nemaguard or Flordaguard Rootstock|
|Growing Zone||9A, 9B|
|Mature Height||12-18 FT|
|Mature Width||12-15 FT|
Starter Fertilizer: Kickstart with Espoma Organic Bio-tone® Starter Plus. This potent blend boosts root mass and aids in mitigating transplant shock, ensuring your plants thrive in their new home.
Maintenance Fertilizer: For continued growth and fruit production, we recommend Espoma Organic Tree-tone Fertilizer. Designed specifically for fruit trees, this balanced formula nourishes your plants, promoting vibrant growth and bountiful harvests.
Fruitscaping™ with Peach Trees
Imagine the delight of strolling through your garden and plucking a ripe, sun-warmed peach straight from your own tree. With our Peach Trees, this dream can be a reality in your Fruitscaping™ journey. These gorgeous trees offer both beauty and bounty, with spring blossoms that give way to juicy fruits in the summer.
Peach trees thrive in well-draining, moderately fertile soil, ideally with a slightly acidic pH. They love the sun and require at least six hours of direct sunlight per day for optimal growth and fruit production. Depending on the variety, these trees can also be surprisingly cold-hardy.
Aside from the delicious fruit they bear, Peach Trees are an attractive addition to any landscape. Their beautiful pink blossoms brighten up the garden in spring, while the vibrant green foliage provides shade and charm throughout the growing season.
Incorporate your Peach Trees into a diverse Fruitscaping™ plan with other fruit trees, berry bushes, and beneficial flowering plants. Consider companion plants that attract beneficial insects to assist with pollination and pest control, enhancing the health and productivity of your Peach Trees.
Fruitscaping™ with Peach Trees is a rewarding experience. From the initial planting, the anticipation of the first bloom, to the sweet reward of biting into a homegrown peach, it’s a journey that brings joy, satisfaction, and a sense of achievement. Create your own orchard oasis with our selection of Peach Trees, and enjoy the fruits of your labor in the most delightful way.
You can find many planting & care guides on our growing guides page.
Unfortunately, We Cannot Process Orders to California, Hawaii, Alaska, or Internationally: Please note that due to specific agricultural regulations, we’re unable to ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, and Alaska, or outside the United States. Additionally, citrus trees can only be shipped within the state of Florida.
Before Your Plants Arrive: You can find many guides on unpacking, planting, & care, on our growing guides page.
The Journey From Our Nursery to Your Door: We NEVER ship our plants bare root. Your plant will travel in the very container in which it was nurtured. We thoroughly prune and water them before packing, and make sure they’re well wrapped to retain moisture during transit. It’s as though you’ve personally collected them from our nursery!
Choose Your Ship Date: We understand you’ll want to be available when your plant arrives. Our checkout process features a handy calendar that allows you to choose the Monday on which you want your plant to ship. Depending on your location, you’ll likely receive your plant by Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of that week. Once shipped, UPS will generate a tracking number and send it to the email you provided. You can then follow your plant’s journey and ensure someone is available to unpack it on arrival day.