Brambleberry Farm
Brambleberry Permaculture Farm LLC

Peaches

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Grafted trees are $16 in Gallon* pots. We occasionally have quarts available for $10 or 2-gallon* pots for $26.

 

I assumed that the soft, sugary, and fragile nature of peaches would make them a magnet for pests and diseases here in southern IN.   However, with planting resistant varieties and heavy pruning to keep an open tree, we have been successfully producing delicious ripe peaches with no sprays.   In 2010 I fulfilled my dream to literally gorge on tree-ripe organic peaches (wasn't as good an idea 6 hours later!).   Peaches are quick growers and often bear fruit earlier in life (2-3 years) than most fruit trees.   They are also shorter lived—expect 15-25 years from a peach tree.   We have not noticed any Peach Leaf Curl disease on any of our peaches.   All on ‘Lovell’ seedling rootstock which makes a standard sized (14-16’) longer-lived tree. Space peaches 15-20’ apart.  An idea I have heard to dwarf peach trees is to plant 3-4 of them 4' apart in a square or triangle and then prune them carefully around each other.  Supposedly the root competition acts to dwarf the trees, keeping them more easily managed at 8-12'.

 

Harrow Diamond Peach : Early-season.  Beautiful red striping over yellow background, resembles a flame.  Makes very sizable fruit if properly thinned.  Partially freestone, especially when fully ripe.  This variety is more resistant to bacterial spot and brown rot than other peaches.  A more blossom-hardy variety developed at the Harrow Research Station, so you’ll get crops in years that Red Haven will fail.  One more good thing about this peach is its 2” wide pink blossoms in the spring.  Breathtaking!  

Full size on Lovell, space 15'-20' apart, self-fertile.  Full Sun. 

 

Reliance Peach : Mid-season.  A popular peach that is known for its extremely hardy buds —this variety will bear in years that most others fail.  Not as bright red cheek as others, but it is freestone and very flavorful; almost apricot-like.  Needs heavier thinning for large fruits.  Very productive and has tolerance to brown rot though it is prone to peach scab (a skin blemish which does not affect edibility).  

Full size on Lovell, space 15'-20' apart, self-fertile.  Full Sun. 

 

Raritan Rose Peach : Mid-season.  Beautiful, white-fleshed freestone peach that hangs well on the tree compared to Belle of Georgia.  Excellent flavor--many people love white peaches, but I find many of them lacking in flavor compared to yellow peaches.  This is an exception--much more peachy flavor with an extra burst of sweetness!  Gorgeous pink blush on its cheeks.  

Full size on Lovell, space 15'-20' apart, self-fertile.  Full Sun. 

 

Redskin Peach : Late-season.  Almost fully red-skinned peach for late in the season.  Very large freestone fruit with good resistance to bacterial spot and some resistance to brown rot.  

Full size on Lovell, space 15'-20' apart, self-fertile.  Full Sun. 

 

Fleenor Wild White Seedling Peach :  

Full size on own roots, space 15'-20' apart.  Full Sun.  Non-grafted tree pricing: 2'' plugs $3, quart pots $6, gallon* pots $12

 

 


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*size designations are nominal. We use “trade gallons” (which are slightly less than a gallon) as well as recycled pots that may vary in exact size.  Every plant may not be available in every size listed.  Gallons are common for grafted trees and quarts are most common for everything else.  There are usually a very limited number of two gallon plants available – first come first serve.