Babcock White Peach
A unique white peach that’s been a long-time favorite, Babcock White Peach is a supremely sweet, juicy and aromatic fruit low in acid. It really tastes like candy! Requires low chill hours yet does not bloom too early.
Latin Name: Prunus persica
Site and Soil: Peaches and Nectarines like full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: Nemaguard
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 10°F or below.
Chill Hours: 250-300
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height.
Taste: Sweet, juicy, low in acid
Fruit Skin: Red
Fruit Flesh: White
Bloom Time: Mid March – Early April
Ripening Time: Mid August
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: The foliage of Peaches and Nectarines can be damaged by Peach Leaf Curl. Plant resistant varieties or spray with copper 2 to 3 times during the winter. Clear, copper colored exudations on the trunk and branches are symptoms of bacterial canker. Copper sprays will also help protect your tree from this disease.
USDA Zone: 7-10