SELF FERTILE, HEAVY PRODUCING PEACH TREE
The July Prince Peach Tree is a yellow freestone peach variety with loads of juicy flavor and easy to grow qualities!
Clusters of bright pink flowers form on the Prunis persica peach ‘July Prince’ during early spring which contrasts the dark green foliage beautifully. The pink blossoms eventually mature into medium to large peach fruit by late summer or early fall. The typical harvest date would be from early to mid August.
The large fruits are 2-3 inches in diameter and have brilliant shades of yellow and bright red blush on the skin with an inner bright yellow flesh. The July prince peach taste can be described as juicy and sweet with a mild tartness perfect for eating fresh off the tree. A heavy producer with little thinning needed, the peach fruit will stay on the tree for some time after turning fully ripe and produce color nicely. Make sure you get to them before the birds do!
Plant this flavorful peach tree in the home landscape as a single stand alone tree, in groups of 3-4 for plenty of peaches to harvest each year, or in flower gardens where the botanical blossoms can be seen and enjoyed during the bloom period.
What Is a Freestone Peach?
Freestone peaches are some of the best types of fruit to eat out of the hand! Freestone varieties mean how closely the pit of the peach hangs onto the fruit. Freestone peach tree pits are easily removed and generally larger than clingstone peaches. These are the best peach varieties to use for home canning, freezing, preserves, or baking.
July Prince Peach Tree Care
Grow this peach tree variety across the United States in USDA zones 4-8. Full sun is required for optimal fruit production. Moist, well drained soil that is slightly acidic will treat this fruit tree best. It does require 750-850 chill hours to produce a fruit set.
July prince peach pollination is not required. They are self fertile trees; however, having another variety of peach trees nearby will help contribute to cross pollination and to produce even more fruit to enjoy!
The July Prince Peach tree size is up to 12-15 feet tall and wide at full mature size. It has an exceptionally fast growth rate of up to 2 feet per year. You can keep this fast growing peach tree pruned down to a more manageable size for easy picking! The best time to prune peaches is in late winter or early spring before flower buds or leaves have formed. The deciduous tree’s branches will be bare and easy to make pruning cuts.
Shop the July Prince Peach Tree for sale for a good flavored, yellow fleshed freestone fruit tree! We love peach season!
Check out our Peach Planting Guide for more information about planting, growing, and harvesting yellow skinned peaches.
Once your July Prince Peach Tree order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.
Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.
No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.
Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.
We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.
Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?
Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.
Growing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.
Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!
Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.
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Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.
Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.
Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.
Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.
A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.
To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!
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