Nothing beats the taste of a juicy peach picked right off the tree! This dream can be your reality with the early June Gold Peach Tree!
This large yellow cling peach tree ripens earlier than any other peach in early to mid summer producing juicy, sweet peaches that are medium to large in size! The yellow fruit has a blush red skin with melt in your mouth flesh. You can get peaches in the first year of planting!
Contrasting the colorful fruit of this yellow peach tree is dark green foliage that lines the branches all year long until temperatures drop for winter. Being deciduous, the tree will slowly lose its green leaves for winter until warmer spring temperatures cause it to flush out with new growth. The spring also brings the lovely medium pink blooms that are slightly fragrant and will mature into delicious peaches later in the year.
This clingstone peach variety is perfect for eating fresh off the tree, working into cobblers or pies, or canning to preserve for later use. Plant this tree among other fruit trees in your orchard or as a stand alone tree in your home garden. It is self fertile, meaning it doesn’t need another peach variety nearby to cross pollinate. However, having more than one peach variety will increase fruit production which means more peaches for you!
June Gold Peach Tree Information
Prunus persica ‘June Gold’ can grow across the United States in USDA zones 5-9. The June Gold Peach chill hours require 450 chill hours under 32 F. This sweet yellow flesh peach variety prefers well draining soil that is slightly acidic and rich in nutrients.
June Gold has a moderate growth rate of 1-2 feet per year. The June Gold Peach Tree size can reach up to 12-15 feet tall and wide as a mature tree. You can and should keep the size pruned down to a manageable height and width so you are able to pick the peaches with ease. The best time to prune a June Gold Peach tree is in late winter or early spring after the danger of all frost is gone but before the leaves flush out for spring. This will give you the best visibility of the branch structure to make the proper cuts.
How to Plant June Gold Peach Tree
When your new peach tree arrives, be sure to take it out of the box as soon as possible and give it water. When you are ready to plant the peach in the ground, dig a hole at least twice the size of the root ball. You can roughen up the roots before you plant but it is not necessary. Place the tree’s root ball into the planting hole and backfill with native soil or amended soil like our Fruit Tree Planting Mix. Be sure to keep the graft union above the soil line at ground level for the best results. Press firmly to get rid of any air pockets and water thoroughly. We recommend mulching the tree with a thick 2 inch layer of mulch or organic matter to help retain moisture. In the first year of planting, the tree will need more frequent watering to establish a strong root system.
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Prunus persica 'June Gold'
- Earliest ripening peach
- Beautiful pink spring blossoms
- Low maintenance