Sweet Tasting Peaches Perfect for Warm Southern Climates
The Gulf Crimson Peach tree is the answer to every sweet tooth’s quest! Perfect for peach pie or cobbler. They taste divine!
The Gulf Crimson peach tree offers deliciously sweet fruit that are large in size and have deep yellow-red flesh and will ripen beginning in mid-May through early June. This peach cultivar is self-pollinating and requires around 400 hours of winter chill hours. Read more about Fruit Tree Pollination in our blog.
The Prunus persica Crimson Gulf is exceptionally vigorous and features beautifully pale pink blooms. The peach tree was developed by the Agricultural Research Service in cooperation with the University of Georgia and the University of Florida to provide growers living in lower chill areas the opportunity to provide fresh, early season peaches.
It developed in a joint breeding program to create the ‘Gulf’ series of peaches. The yellow flesh of these peaches is called ‘non-melting’ which gives the opportunity for the fruit to ripen on the tree. The skin stays firmer which in turn lets the peach sweeten longer and have better quality and storage life. These tree ripened peaches are clingstone.
How to Care for Gulf Crimson Peach Trees
Grow this variety of peach in the department of agriculture plant hardiness zones 8-10. Perfect for the southern United States! The fruit tree needs full sun to perform best and produce tons of peaches! The growing conditions for this peach fruit tree are not picky but should be followed if you want plentiful peaches!
This disease resistant fruit tree can grow up to 12-18 feet tall and 10-12 feet wide. When the peach is a young tree, the tree may bear smaller fruits. Not to fret, the crimson peach will grow quickly up to 1 foot per year.
When planting your peach tree, dig a hole double the size of the container it came in. Place the center of the tree in the hole and backfill with soil. Water thoroughly the first year of planting to establish a strong root system.
An annual application of slow release or 10-10-10 fertilizer at the top of the root ball will help encourage new growth and baby peach blossoms each early spring. Prune annually in winter for diseased or dead branches. Thin the fruit on mature trees to 3 fruit per branch. You may risk losing your peach fruit if the side branch is too heavy.
One of the most common backyard orchardist problems is Peach Leaf curl. This is a fungal disease that affects different kinds of stone fruit. A copper fungicide will do wonders for your peach plant if you
These are not bare root trees. They ship rooted in a nursery container in the soil for the health of the tree. Enjoy home grown fresh peaches in the first year of planting during the early summer months.
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Check out the Peach Grow Guide for more information on growing peaches in your backyard!
Once your Gulf Crimson 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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Ordered the tree for my father. It shipped with 3 small peaches on the tree! My father was very happy and the small peaches give him something to look forward to. Our tree was close to 5ft tall out of the dirt. Fast Shipping.