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True Root Nursery

Peach Seedling

Peach Seedling

Species: Prunus persica

History: These seedlings are grown from peach seeds collected from mother trees growing in Ontario.

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 grafting as rootstock, feeding wildlife, or planting along a fence line.

We have seedlings of the following varieties:

  • Bailey - primarily used for rootstock, see our Peach Rootstock product page here for more information
  • Coralstar - a hardy peach from the Fruit Acres Stellar Peach Breeding Program that is great for fresh eating and canning
  • Redhaven - released from Michigan State University in the 1940s, Redhaven has remained one of the most popular peach varieties in the world due to its excellent flavour and attractive red skin. See our Redhaven product page here for more information
  • Siberian C  - originally from the Gobi desert, Siberian C peaches are quite cold hardy and can be used for rootstock or eaten fresh
  • Tzim Pee Tao - likely originating in China, Tzim Pee Tao is primarily used as a cold hardy peach rootstock

Fruit Specs

Recommended Use: Possibly fresh eating/canning/preserving, or fence lines, feeding wildlife, rootstock

Fruit Size:

Storage: May keep a few weeks

Harvest: Summer

Growing Specs

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.

Flowering Time: Spring

Bloom Colour: Pink

Pollination Requirements: 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

Sun/Shade Requirements:

Full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily)

General Growth Habits:

Shipping vs. Pick Up

CLICK HERE to see how shipping compares to pick up.

Shipping: Every year we ship thousands of trees across Canada (except BC due to CFIA regulations). We carefully bag roots in damp sawdust, then box them and send them out via courrier. CLICK HERE to see our shipping policy.

Pick-up: We also have thousands of trees picked up from our nursery each year. The pick-up options is free, though you must wait until you have been emailed a confirmation that your order is ready to pick up, which will have further information such as hours, locations, etc. We really appreciate if you can make an appointment to pick up, then we can be as organized as possible during our busy season.

Size at Purchase

Our ungrafted fruit tree seedlings, nut tree seedlings, berries, and other miscellaneous plants are categorized into the following sizes excluding the roots:

  • 5-15cm
  • 15cm+
  • 30cm+
  • 60cm+
  • 90cm+

All of these heights exclude the roots since seedlings and some berries will often have a lot of root growth but relatively little vegetative growth (ex. our Shagbark Hickories seedlings are often 5-15cm above the soil but will have roots that reach 20cm+ in length).

Not all of our berries and seedlings will be available in all of these grades since growth rate can vary significantly across species and even varieties. While we remain competitive in our plant size, it's also worth noting we don't use synthetic chemicals to push vegetative growth, therefore you may find conventional nursery stock larger in some instances comparatively. 

Why plant small? It's best to transplant when a plant is young so it can establish its roots before it has a lot of vegetative growth. This is much less stressful on it and bareroot plants tend to catch up and even surpass larger potted ones planted at the same time, after a few years.

Orders that are cancelled last minute due to size (being "too small"), will still incur the applicable cancellation fees if the plants are true to our grading standards as per the agreement of sale when the order was placed.

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