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Species: Prunus persica
History: These seedlings are grown from a mix of seeds that we collected here at Silver Creek Nursery and that we ordered in. The parent of these seedlings will be one of five varieties:
- Redhaven or Veteran: A mixed 'batch' collected here at Silver Creek Nursery, this seedling will have either Redhaven or Veteran as a parent. Both are excellent peaches and have been the most reliable when it comes to producing fruit in our orchard. Redhaven in particular is the most popular variety in North America.
- Siberian C: An extremely hardy peach from the Gobi Desert region, although the fruit is smaller than average it has good flavour and produces an excellent juice. It is also commonly used for rootstock.
- TPT: Tzim Pee Tao. A hardy, vigorous seedling variety introduced from northern China that is grown predominantly for rootstock. It is easy to stratify and has a high germination rate. Likely produces a flatter peach but it is not known for being of good eating quality.
- Vivid: A peach known for its bright red fruit and sweet, juicy flesh. It is less hardy than Redhaven.
Why We Grow It: Peach seedlings tend to stay fairly true to type so odds are you're going to get a pretty solid peach tree once they mature and it is hoped that growing them from seed here will make them a littler hardier! For those who prefer the certainty that comes with getting a named variety, these trees would also be great for feeding wildlife or planting along a fence line.
Canadian Hardiness Zone: 5
Soil Preference: Sandy loam, loam, clay loam. Prefers average to moist conditions, avoid planting anywhere that floods for more than two weeks in the spring. Generally quite adaptable to different soil conditions.
Sun/Shade: Full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily)
Pollination: Self-pollinating, this variety will produce fruit without a peach tree of a different variety but will produce more and better fruit if one is present
Flowering Time: Spring
Bloom Colour: Pink
Ripens: Mid summer
Storage: May keep a few weeks
Recommended Use: Possibly fresh eating/canning/preserving, or fence lines, feeding wildlife, rootstock
Height above soil line: 75cm+