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3.5-4.5ft Peach Rochester | Bare Root

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Peach Tree Rochester Bare Root St. Julien A

Very good flavour with soft and juicy texture. Reliable cropper. Flowers late, missing early frosts

  • Arrives as: Bare Root
  • Approx Height on Arrival: 110-140cm (3.5-4.5 ft)
  • Harvesting Month: Aug
  • Harvesting Period: Mid
  • Eventual Height & Spread: 3-4m x 3-4m
  • Rate of Growth: 5-10 Years
  • Habit: Bushy
  • Uses: Eating Fresh, Jams
  • Planting Period: Autumn - Spring
  • Self Fertile: 1
  • AGM Award Winner
Fruit trees are often budded or grafted onto a rootstock by their nursery, which means their roots are of a different plant to that of their branches and fruit. As a consequence, you will have a variety with the best qualities of two plants (such as good roots and fruiting). An important result of a rootstock is the ability to control the size of the plant. However, this can still be impacted by a number of factors:

  • The fruit variety
  • Pruning
  • Soil type
  • Planting position
Some varieties are naturally more vigorous than others, so this will affect how much they grow each year. For example, a Bramley Apple seedling will naturally grow bigger than a Cox’s Orange Pippin Apple seedling. The correct pruning will also help to control the size of your plant, as well as encouraging it to produce flower buds from which fruit develop.

Your plant’s soil and planting location will also affect its resulting size. Most need a good amount of sunshine to grow well (and also for their fruit to ripen with a high sugar content). Trees growing in cold, open spots will grow slower than those that are protected and warm. The same is true for soil, with those growing in light sandy soils often growing more slowly, while those planted in rich, fertile soils being more vigorous.

    Fruit trees will only produce fruit if their flowers have been pollinated. This is usually done by flying insects such as honey bees, bumblebees, flies, wasps etc. This tree is self-pollinating; it produces compatible flowers that can pollinate each other. However, even self-fertile varieties tend to crop better when another cultivar is planted nearby for pollination. Although this is not necessary to produce fruit, it will offer improved crops. The two trees will have to be near each other for the pollination process to be successful. The general consensus is that the two trees should be within 18m (55ft) of each other. To make things a bit easier fruit trees are categorised into different pollination groups. Just remember that the fruit must be of the same species but of a different variety; only an apple tree can pollinate another apple tree. However, if you buy two of these 'Cox's Orange Pippins' they will not offer each other any of the additional benefits of cross pollination.

    The pollination groups are numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6, according to flowering time. Best results will be obtained if one variety is planted near another apple tree of the same group. In the UK, because of our longer spring, you can also choose a partner from a group on either side (so an ideal pollination partner for group 3 would be one in group 2, 3 or 4).

Packaging

We have developed an eco friendly polypot that is currently in use across our 9 litre range. This polypot has less than 20% of the plastic used by a regular pot, and is importantly recyclable. Polypots also prevent root spiraling, encouraging a healthier root system.

All trees arrive in an extra thick cardboard box with a clamp to hold their pot in place. This prevents them from moving around on their journey.

Nursery staff will wrap the roots of our bare root trees and use compost to keep them moist during transportation. This extra protection prevents them from drying out, allowing for a flying start. We also use the same specialised box that our potted trees have to keep them nice and secure as they make their way to your home.
How your order will arrive

Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer - we have written a guide on how to best prune a fruit tree to ensure healthy growth and bumper crops. Follow this link to read it.

Apply some fertilizer in spring in order to promote healthy growth and a good crop.

Advice on hot and droopy plants

If your plants are looking a little wilted right now, don’t worry! Plants like to be filled with water to keep their structure, and when it’s hot that water evaporates.

Just give them an off-schedule watering and they’ll be right as rain in no time! Be careful not to flood them - plants don’t like extremes.

  • Planting Distance: 2.4m - 3.6m with 4.5m between rows

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More Information
Harvest Month June, July, August, September
Is Collection/Mix? No
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
Self Fertile Yes
Species Fruit Trees, Peach & Nectarine Trees
Time To Crop 2 Years
Type Peach Nectarine
Uses Dessert
Eventual Height 2m-4m
Eventual Spread 2m-4m
Rootstock St. Julien A Semi-Vigorous Rootstock
Supplied As Bare Root
Rootstock Semi Vigorous
Supplied As Bare Root
Type Fruit Trees
Special Offers Save on Bare Root
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