JUICY YELLOW FRUIT WITH A HIGH YIELD - EASY TO GROW!
The Prunus persica O’ Henry Peach Tree is a vigorous growing peach variety that produces bounties of fresh, juicy fruit that is an excellent choice for home planting!
Beginning in early spring, the tree will bloom pretty bright pink flowers that contrast the green foliage perfectly! The pink blossoms eventually fade and turn into large yellow freestone peaches with red skin on the outside. The large fruit will stay firm on the tree until ready to pick and is slightly fuzzy.
Being a deciduous tree, it will lose its leaves over fall and winter to become bare and go dormant. The best place to plant is somewhere you can enjoy the spring flowers and watch the seasons change like a front or back yard, in a backyard orchard, or planted in groups to produce plenty of red peaches!
When do O’ Henry Peaches ripen?
The best time to harvest O’ Henry freestone peaches is in late summer. The yellow fruit will normally ripen from late August through September. It is up to you to determine when to pick. The fruit can stay on the tree until desired ripeness or you can pick early and save them. The color of the fruit’s skin will change to bright red before they are fully ripe.
Are O’ Henry Peaches Good For Canning?
The O Henry dwarf peach tree produces bushels of delicious peaches that have many uses. You can eat them right off the tree for fresh eating, bake them into desserts likes pies or cobblers, freeze or dehydrate them, or can them for later use like fruit salad or peach butter!
The O’ Henry peach taste is sweet, juicy, and has superb flavor even when the ripe fruit is still firm. It has a long shelf life and can be stored for fresh eating in a dry and cool place.
O’ HENRY PEACH TREE CARE
The O’ Henry peach zones are USDA 5-9 across the United States. Plant this variety of peach in full sun with at least 6 hours of direct sun for best fruit production. This fruit tree requires around 700-750 chill hours below 45 F for the best fruit set.
Peach trees prefer slightly acidic soil that is well-draining and rich in organic nutrients. We recommend fertilizing this peach variety annually with a slow-release fertilizer. Additionally, a thick 2-inch layer of mulch should be added to help retain moisture during the active growing season.
O Henry peach tree size is up to 15-20 feet tall and wide at maturity. Since this is a rather large size, we recommend applying regular pruning techniques to keep the tree at a manageable height. You want to keep your fruit trees around 1o feet or less so picking the fruit is easier for you!
O’Henry Peaches are self-fertile but they will produce even more fruit with another peach variety nearby to cross-pollinate.
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Check out our Peach Planting Guide for more information about planting, growing, and harvesting peaches.
Once your O' Henry 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.
Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order. Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.
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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Trees were great, nice and large. Pretty frustrated one was upside down so in shipping it lost 70% of its leaves but hopefully it will come back ok. The 2nd OHenry that was right side up is perfect!