Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Babcock Peach

It's no lie that I love peaches. You may be asking why I'm writing about peaches now.  Simply put, it's peach and nectarine season here in Tucson!!!  Over the next 3 days, I'll explore some additions to our gardens this past spring.
This is a new experiment for me.  While there hasn't been any fruit on this tree because it's new to the landscape, it has required more work than my other peach trees.  It requires more watering but appears to be surviving the heat.  It fruits in June.  Here is more info below.

Cultivar: Babcock
Family: Rosaceae
Size: Height: 15 ft. to 30 ft.
Width: 15 ft. to 2.5 ft.
Plant Category: edibles, fruits, landscape, trees,
Plant Characteristics: high maintenance
Foliage Characteristics: medium leaves, deciduous
Foliage Color: green
Flower Characteristics: fragrant
Flower Color: pinks, whites
Tolerances: heat & humidity
Bloomtime Range: Mid Spring to Mid Spring
USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 to 9
AHS Heat Zone: Not defined for this plant
Light Range: Sun to Full Sun
pH Range: 4.5 to 7.5
Soil Range: Sandy Loam to Some Clay
Water Range: Normal to Moist
Chill hours 250-300
Large to medium sized white-flesh peach.

Until tomorrow.....

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