Tri-Lite Peach Plum
Tri-Lite Peach Plum is a rare cross of peach and Japanese plum that produces large crops of what mostly resemble white fleshed peaches but with a unique plum aftertaste. Fruits are clingstone and a favorite here at the nursery. Fruits hold up well in canning, if you can keep yourself from eating the entire crop! Performs very well here in the Northwest and appears to be rather leaf curl resistant.
Latin Name: Prunus persica x salicina
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: Tri-Lite Peach Plum 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