Texas Peach Variety Hardy to Early Frost With Sweet Semi Clingstone Fruit
The Texstar Peach Tree was developed by *Texas A&M University as a cold hardy peach variety for home gardeners.
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Texas star peach has a red blush fruit that ripens in summer. The blush fruit is semi clingstone with yellow flesh and blush centers.
Before the medium to large sized fruit ripens to maturity in June, early spring flowers that are pink appear to put on a delightful spring show.
Peach Texstar is a great self pollinating peach variety for home gardeners due to the heavy bearing fruit load. There's no need to plant more than 1 for cross pollination having 2 peach tree varieties in your fruit orchard will help increase the amount of fruit being produced.
Texas peach fruit is wonderful eaten fresh, canned for later use, or used in baked goods like peach cobbler.
Self Pollinating Peach Tree Care
Grow this cold hardy peach tree across the United States in USDA hardiness zones 5-9 in full sun. It needs approximately 450-600 chill hours to have a fruit set meaning it's perfect for the southern USA and loves the hot heat!
Moist, well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter is best to keep this peach tree healthy. An annual application of slow release fertilizer during the active growing season will benefit the tree for structural growth and increase fruit yield. Water thoroughly the first year of planting to establish a strong root system and during the fruiting period to avoid blossom drop.
It's not necessary to prune the Texstar Peach but it may help with fruit bearing load and shape. Prune in late winter or very early spring to shape the tree. Thin fruit to prevent breakage of the limbs.
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