Indian Free Peach Tree
Indian Free Peach is one of the tastiest peaches around. The large freestone fruits have a firm cream colored flesh with red striations that bleed in from the gorgeous speckled red flesh. Truly one of the most beautiful looking peaches we’ve seen and with a taste to match. Did not originate in India, not sure where the name came from. It does need another peach or nectarine to pollinize it but it’s highly resistant to peach leaf curl, so it’s got that going for it. Which is nice.
One of our favorite fruits, tree ripened Peaches and Nectarines are irresistibly delicious. Easier to grow than ever, you can harvest these delectable fruits in the Northwest and other regions of the US. Our leaf-curl resistant varieties are especially important to Northwest gardeners who do not want to spray their trees.
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Latin Name: Prunus persica
Site and Soil: Peaches and Nectarines like full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fruitful
Hardiness: Minus 30° F or below.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height.
Fruit Skin: Speckled red
Fruit Flesh: Cream with red striations
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: 5-