Sweet Southern Peaches Are Self Fertile & One of the Easiest Fruits to Grow!
With beautiful spring flowers and a bounty of edible peaches in fall, the Belle of Georgia Peach Tree is a great choice for home gardeners all over! Prunus persica ‘Belle of Georgia’ is a long-time favorite for many fruit tree growers!
Spring weather brings bright pink flowers that are fragrant and attract pollinators like bees and butterflies into the landscape. The flowers mature to large blush-colored fruit from early spring to fall before being ready to harvest in late August. Huge-sized fruit with a firm texture is freestone with creamy white flesh. The Belle of Georgia peach taste can be described as tantalizingly sweet and juicy!
Plant this White Peach tree in your home orchard as a single specimen tree or planted in groups that are spaced at least 8-10 feet apart. The more trees you have means more peaches for you! Belle of Georgia Peaches can be eaten fresh off the tree, canned for later use, or baked into pies or cobbler!
BELLE OF GEORGIA PEACH TREE CARE
Grow this variety of peach trees across the United States in USDA zones 5-8. The Belle of Georgia peach tree chill hour requirement is 800-850 hours. Peaches prefer moist, well-draining soil that is slightly acidic and rich with nutrients. The Belle Peach Tree requires full sun for at least 6-8 hours to produce fruit.
The Belle of Georgia peach tree size is up to 15-25 feet tall and 8-20 feet wide. However, you can keep it pruned to a smaller size to make it easier for you when you are picking the brilliant red fruit! The Belle of Georgia Dwarf Peach Tree is recommended to be grown at 10 feet and under for best results. It has a fast growth rate – up to 1-2 feet per year.
Water the fruit tree well before, during, and after planting to help establish a strong root system. Peach trees need approximately 1 inch of water per week during the active growing seasons to help produce fruit. Mulch the root zone well to help retain moisture.
Are Belle of Georgia Peach Trees Self Pollinating?
Yes, the Belle of Georgia white peach tree is self-fertile and will produce fruit without another pollinator nearby. However, fruit load can be dramatically increased by having another peach variety nearby to enhance cross-pollination.
It is pest & disease resistant. This freestone peach tree does not ship bare root!
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Check out the Peach Tree Grow Guide for more information on planting, growing, and cultivating peaches.
Once your Belle of Georgia 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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