Low Chill Hours & Easy Care - Pick Peaches in the First 1-3 Years!
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 Florida peach tree produces delicious red-skinned and yellow-fleshed fruit that ripens in mid-May and requires 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 semi-clingstone meaning its yellow flesh will grip the fruit’s pit even while eating. These fleshed peach stone fruits have a long shelf life and are relatively disease-resistant.
The cross-pollination from this tree is excellent for other peaches, 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.
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF A PEACH TREE
This Florida crest peach cultivar is low maintenance and prefers well-drained and sandy loam soils as well as full sun exposure. Florida Peach tree care consists of watering regularly, especially during dry periods, which 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.
Prunus persica FlordaCrest peach tree size can get up to 12-15 feet tall and wide making it a perfect peach fruit tree for small spaces. Produces fruit in 1-3 years after planting.
A slow-release fertilizer or 10-10-10 fertilizer will help the planted peach tree’s growing conditions. Apply at the base of the tree. Fertilizer helps with brown rot and peach leaf curling. As young peach trees, they require an inch of water per week during the growing season.
Prune the peach tree annually for diseased or dead branches. Prune the side branches and thin the fruit if the branch becomes too heavy.
This red blush variety ripens in early summer and can be grown in the department of agriculture zones 6-10 of the southern United States. A true fruit tree of the deep south. We have even seen these mature trees growing in central Florida and south Florida.
If you live in an area with warmer summers, you can always grow your peach in a large container and move to the shade in the hot summer heat. The same goes for areas lower than USDA zone 8, move the tree indoors in the winter.
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I love this tree! I live in Pensacola florida and grow this in my backyard orchard. Very pleased
Hi Ashley. We're positive your new Flordacrest Peach Tree loves you too. Thank you for your purchase; you'll be harvesting peaches in no time!
My tree came with Peaches! What a surprise! My tree will do very well here (planting in Florida) 5 stars because tree came with 5 little peaches already growing.
Hi Suna! Sounds like your Flordacrest Peach Tree is ready to take off. Thank you for your order and happy harvesting!
Received expert advise and a great tree!
Thank you Digger. Happy we were able to help. Enjoy those juicy peaches from your Flordacrest Peach Tree!