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Q-1-8 White Peach*

Prunus persica 'Q-1-8 White'

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Q-1-8 White Peach (Prunus persica 'Q-1-8 White') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Q-1-8 White Peach flowers

Q-1-8 White Peach flowers

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  15 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5

Other Names:  Q18 White Peach, Common Peach

Description:

An early ripening, semi-freestone peach with red flushed yellow skin; mid-sized fruit is sweet and juicy; very showy pink blooms in spring; leaf curl resistant

Edible Qualities

Q-1-8 White Peach is a small tree that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. It produces yellow round fruit (technically 'drupes') with a red blush and white flesh which are usually ready for picking in early summer. Note that the fruits have hard inedible pits inside which must be removed before eating or processing. The fruits have a sweet taste and a juicy texture.

The fruit are most often used in the following ways:

  • Fresh Eating
  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Preserves
  • Canning

Features & Attributes

Q-1-8 White Peach is smothered in stunning clusters of fragrant shell pink flowers along the branches in early spring, which emerge from distinctive red flower buds before the leaves. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The narrow leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruits are showy yellow drupes with a red blush, which are carried in abundance from early to mid summer. The fruit can be messy if allowed to drop on the lawn or walkways, and may require occasional clean-up.

This is a deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition. This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Messy
  • Insects
  • Disease

Aside from its primary use as an edible, Q-1-8 White Peach is sutiable for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use
  • Orchard/Edible Landscaping

Planting & Growing

Q-1-8 White Peach will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more. While it is considered to be somewhat self-pollinating, it tends to set heavier quantities of fruit with a different variety of the same species growing nearby.

This tree is typically grown in a designated area of the yard because of its mature size and spread. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
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Characteristics
Accent  Garden  Orchard 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit 
Ornamental Features