Peach 'Peregrine' - Prunus persica - 9L Pot

Code: TR0125
Peach 'Peregrine' - Prunus persica - 9L PotPeach 'Peregrine' - Prunus persica - 9L Pot
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Peach 'Peregrine' - Prunus persica - 9L PotPeach 'Peregrine' - Prunus persica - 9L Pot
Peach 'Peregrine' - Prunus persica - 9L Pot

This low maintenance peach tree produces a green and crimson, white-fleshed fruit which is large and full of juice. This tree is hardy, reliable and a prolific fruiter. It is also self-fertilising, which means there is no need to purchase a pollination companion. Prunus persica Peregrine Peach Tree has been awarded the Award of Garden Merit given by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), which helps gardeners make informed choices about plants.

Characteristics
  • Flower Colour: pink
  • Foliage Colour: green in spring/summer
  • Approx. Growth Height: 4m (13ft)
  • Comes in a: 9L polypot (not a rigid pot)
  • Arrives in a: 170cm carton
  • Tree is approx. 2 years old with a 1 year old rootstock
  • Flowering Period: spring (April - May)
  • Harvesting Period: September
  • Tolerance: frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: bushy
  • Self pollinating: yes - (see 'Pollination' section below)
  • Uses: eating fresh, cooking, baking
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Exposure: sheltered
  • Rate of Growth: max. height in 5-10 years
  • Scented: barely
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects

Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrizal Fungi
    Add +
  • Grow Your Own - Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy - 1L
    Add +
  • One Tree Stake and Tie Kit - 1.2m
    Add +
  • All-purpose Liquid Seaweed Stimulant by Empathy - 1L
    Add +
Selected items will be included with your purchase

Requirements
  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Soil Requirements: neutral, loamy, sandy
  • Moisture: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile

Q:Does Height Really Matter?

A: Not As Much As You Might Think...
One stand out specification that customers often use to judge the value of a tree is the height. So should height directly correlate with the price of a tree? No, not necessarily.
To an extent the height of a tree can give you a good indication of its maturity but you must not forget: To grow a productive, well shaped, healthy tree you must prune it back regularly, especially when young.
Our trees often grow up to 2m in the fields before we prune them back and package them ready to send out. This pruning encourages the tree to grow more, stronger branches and ensures there is a good balance between the root size and top growth. This ensures that your tree puts energy into establishing a healthy root base instead of supporting top growth, providing a better foundation for your tree in the future.
So, in summary: Don’t let the extra 10/20cm you may find elsewhere sway you. You are likely to be paying extra for the delivery costs and, if you want a healthy tree in the long run, you’re going to have to chop it off anyway!

Caring and Maintenance

Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. 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. Peach trees are best grown fan-trained, although in the south of England, they can be grown as a free standing bush. Prune established fans in spring and summer; free standing peaches are best pruned in late summer, removing over-vigorous upright growth and some fruiting wood.

Planting

  • Planting Distance: 5m (16ft)

Suited to almost all well-drained and moderately fertile soils with pH between 6.5 and 7.5 in a sheltered, full sun or partial shade location.
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

  • Self-pollinating
This tree and most other peach trees are self-fertile/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 produces compatible flowers that can pollinate each other. This means that you can plant this tree without worrying about pollination partners, and be confident that it will bear fruit.

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.

RHS Award of Garden Merit

The Award of Garden Merit or AGM is an award made to garden plants by the British Royal Horticultural Society after a period of assessment by the appropriate committees of the Society. Awards are made annually after plant trials (which may last for one or more years, depending on the type of plant being trialled) at RHS Garden, Wisley and other RHS gardens, or after observation of plants in specialist collections. This is intended to judge the plants' performance for conditions in the UK.

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: 2.7/5 (3 reviews)

Rating: 1/5

"Substandard product. Only two live laterals on this so called tree. Company not interested. Waste of good money."

Reviewed Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Answer from Primrose: "Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee the number of branches present as all plants will differ and also depends on the time of year. We are glad to see customer services was able to resolve your problem."
Rating: 2/5

"I would have liked a tree with more branching. Disappointing"

Reviewed Thursday, 26 November 2015

Answer from Primrose: "Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee the amount of branching present on a particular tree as they are a natural product and depend on the time of year to create growth. If you are dissatisfied with an order from Primrose, you can contact our customer services team to resolve the issue."
Rating: 5/5

"On time, good quality, and sensibly packaged."

Reviewed Sunday, 7 September 2014

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