Empress Peach Tree
The Empress Peach Tree is an outstanding peach due to it’s delicious, juicy, sweet flavor. Large, highly colored glowing pink to red skin. Prettiest fruit and bloom. Clingstone. Ripens in late July through early August. Mature height is 4-5 feet tall. Cold hardy to USDA Zone 7.
Latin Name: Prunus persica
Site and Soil: Peaches and Nectarines like full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: Our Peaches and Nectarines are grafted on Lovell Peach rootstock. Lovell Peach is well adapted to different soil types.
Pollination Requirements: Empress Peach is self-fertile.
Hardiness: Peaches are hardy to minus 0°F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height.
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: 7-9
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