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Peach 'Avalon Pride' Tree - Prunus persica - 9L Pot

Code: TR0123
Peach 'Avalon Pride' Tree - Prunus persica - 9L Pot

This is a delicious, mouth-watering peach, sweet and full of juice; it is resistant to peach leaf curl disease, and grafted to a rootstock which protects against frost damage. Discovered by chance by Miss Pride, or Washington State, this tree makes peach growing a lot easier in the UK, which means you barely have to lift a finger in order to be rewarded with beautiful peaches.

Characteristics
  • Flower Colour: pink
  • Foliage Colour: green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 4m
  • Rootstock: M26
  • Comes in a: 9L polypot (not a rigid pot)
  • Arrives in a: 170cm carton
  • Tree is approx 3 years old with a 1 year old rootstock
  • Flowering Period: spring (April - May)
  • Harvesting Period: August
  • Season of Use: August - September
  • Growing Habit: bush, cordon, espalier, fan
  • Uses: eating fresh, cooking, jam
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Exposure: exposed, sheltered
  • Self pollinating: yes - (see 'Pollination' section below)
  • Rate of Growth: fast
  • Scented: barely
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects
Requirements
  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Soil Requirements: neutral, clay, loam, sand
  • Moisture: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile

Caring and Maintenance

Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer. Apply some fertilizer in spring in order to promote healthy growth and a good crop. Optionally, mulch in spring. Check tree ties regularly and loosen any if necessary to avoid rubbing of the stems.

Planting

  • Planting Distance: 5m between rows

Suited to almost all well-drained and moderately fertile soils with pH between 6.5 and 7.5 in an exposed or sheltered location in full sun.
Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Water well during the first year until well established.

Autumn is the best season for planting fruiting trees, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems.

Pollination:

  • Pollination Group: Self pollinating

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 'Avalon Pride' trees, 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).

Fruit Benefits

These fruits taste best when freshly picked from their branches. They please even the most sophisticated of palates, and can be made into jams and preserves to bring great summer memories on autumn or winter days. Fruit plants are a valuable addition to any garden, bearing in mind that they do not only provide fruits, but also make a bold statement in garden arrangements by producing clouds of pink and white flowers, which at the slightest breeze fall like raindrops. When planning your garden, try to choose varieties with fruits that ripen from early summer to late autumn to ensure a constant supply of fresh fruits throughout the warmer months.

Optional Extras
  • Fruit Tree Grease Band - 1.75m
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This is an example of our polypot - note the fruit/ornamental trees we stock will vary in appearance according to species and season.
 
Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 2.5/5 (2 reviews)

Rating: 1/5

"Plant came in dried form ; made several attempt to save the plant : dried from top in bottom in few weeks time ; sad to see plant dying and money lost"

Reviewed Friday, 4 December 2015

Primrose says: "Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry your plant arrived in poor condition and that you were unable to save it. If a plant arrives that is unsaveable, you can contact us with photos to discuss your options."
Rating: 4/5

"Looks in good condition to early to comment on growth etc"

Reviewed Tuesday, 10 February 2015

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