Crimson Rocket Columnar Peach Tree is a new columnar peach bred by the USDA in West Virginia! This is the perfect peach for a small space in the home orchard or for high density orchard plantings. Trees can reach up to 12-14 feet tall and 5-6 feet wide but can easily be kept even smaller with pruning. Fruits are freestone, juicy and delicious with orange skin and a bright yellow flesh.
Latin Name: Prunus persica
Site and Soil: Peaches and Nectarines like full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
RootstockDescription: Our Peaches and Nectarines are grafted on Lovell Peach rootstock. Lovell Peach is well adapted to different soil types.
Pollination Requirements: Crimson Rocket Columnar Peach Tree is self-fertile.
Hardiness: Peaches are hardy to minus 20°F. or below.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: trees can reach up to 12-14 ft tall and 5-6 ft wide but can be kept small in a pot and with pruning
Bloom Time: Mid March to Early April
Ripening Time: Mid to Late July
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: 4-8
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