A real lioness of a peach, Octoberfest Peach has been described as having a “real peach” flavor with a very sweet balanced taste. Fruits are quite large with a yellow-orange freestone flesh blushed deep red near the core.
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 citation rootstock. Citation is well adapted to different soil types.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 10°F or below.
Chill Hours: 500-700
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height.
Taste: Very sweet, balanced
Fruit Skin: Yellow with red blush
Fruit Flesh: Yellow-orange with deep red near core
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