The tasty FlordaCrest peach tree is the best overall peach for North Florida —and for good reason! It was created by the University of Florida and has become very popular recently.
The FlordaCrest peach cultivar produces delicious red skinned and yellow fleshed fruit that ripen in mid-May and require 350 chill hours. The Florida Crest will flower beginning in February and should be fertile in early spring for best results.
This peach variety is low maintenance and prefers well-drained and sandy loam soils as well as full sun exposure. Watering regularly, especially during dry periods, will ensure good health for this peach tree especially during the first year of planting. Water thoroughly the first year of planting to establish a strong root system.
This peach variety is semi clingstone meaning it’s yellow flesh will grip the fruit’s pit even while eating. These peaches have a long shelf life and are relatively disease resistant.
The cross pollination from this tree is excellent for other peach, plum, and nectarine trees. Fun fact: peaches and nectarines are the same species. Nectarines are commonly referred to as different. This is because of the absence of 1 gene that causes the loss of the fruit-skin trichomes that make it fuzz-less.
Prunus persica FlordaCrest grows up to 12-15 feet tall and wide making it a perfect fruit tree for small spaces.
This red blush variety ripens in summer and can be grown in USDA zones 8 and 9 of the southern United States. A true fruit tree of the deep south.
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Prunus persica 'FlordaCrest'
- Edible, sweet fruit
- Low chill hours required