An excellent variety for the Northwest, Oregon Curl Free Peach is resistant to Peach Leaf Curl and produces good crops of large, tasty, sweet and juicy, orange-yellow Peaches. These delicious, semi-freestone peaches ripen in mid-August and are excellent for fresh eating, baking, and preserves.
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.
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: Oregon Curl Free Peach is self-fertile.
Hardiness: Peaches are hardy to minus 20° F. or below.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height.
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
Sunset Western Zone: 2-11, 14, 15, 18
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not stated