Flory Miniature Peach Tree
The Flory Miniature Peach Tree is one of the only genetic dwarf white fleshed peaches! Extremely large, show bright red double flowers precede the delicious white peaches and the name comes from orchardist Carl Flory who selected this dwarf peach on his farm in Modesto, California in the 1940’s. It grows to only 5 feet in height and requires around 500 chill hours.
Thanks to Patricia Flory, Carl’s granddaughter, for sharing with us the full story of this unique peach.
Latin Name: Prunus persica
Site and Soil: Peaches and Nectarines like full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
RootstockDescription: Flory is grafted on Nemaguard Peach rootstock. Nemaguard is well adapted to different soil types.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fruitful
Hardiness: Flory Miniature Peach is hardy to minus 10°F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 4-5 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: Mid to Late July
Yield: 20+ 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: 6-9