Salish Summer Peach (Q 1-8)
A unique white-flesh variety discovered in Washington State, Salish Summer, formally known as Q 1-8, Peach has showy pink blossoms that are followed by large, reddish-orange, juicy, and flavorful peaches. An excellent variety for Northwest gardeners, Q 1-8 Peach is very resistant to Peach Leaf Curl.
One of our favorite fruits, tree ripened Peaches and Nectarines are irresistibly delicious. Easier to grow than ever, you can harvest good crops of these delectable fruits in the Northwest and other regions in the US. Our leaf-curl resistant varieties are especially important for Northwest gardeners who do not want to spray their trees. Please note that our leaf curl resistant varieties are not immune to the disease.
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: Salish Summer 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: Late July – early 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