June Gold Peach
One of the earliest ripening peaches and a longtime favorite, June Gold Peach bears large, firm and juicy yellow-fleshed peaches that are freestone once fully ripe. A top selection for fresh markets and also a good choice for cold climates or places with late freezes due to its frost hardy blossoms.
Latin Name: Prunus persica
Site and Soil: Peaches and Nectarines like full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: This Peach is grafted on Nemaguard rootstock. Nemaguard is well adapted to different soil types.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 10°F or below.
Chill Hours: 600
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height.
Taste: Sweet, juicy
Fruit Skin: Yellow with red blush
Fruit Flesh: Yellow
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: 6-9