Prunus 'Duke Of York' | Peach Tree
Peach 'Duke of York' Tree - Prunus persica - 9L Pot
The 'Duke of York' Peach is large and juicy, with pale peach skin and white flesh. Grown into a fan shape, this tree makes a beautiful shape against a sheltering wall, in full sunlight, or can be allowed to bush inside a conservatory or greenhouse, to keep it from the frost and weather. Able to grow in almost any soils, this tree needs little care and attention to create beautiful peaches for you.
- Flower Colour: pink
- Foliage Colour: green
- Approx. Growth Height: 4m
- Height on arrival: 130-150cm
- Rootstock: Seedling
- Comes in a: 9L polypot (not a rigid pot)
- Arrives in a: 170cm carton
- Tree is approx 1 year old with a 2 year old rootstock
- Flowering Period: spring (April - May)
- Harvesting Period: July
- Season of Use: July - September
- Growing Habit: bush, cordon, espalier, fan
- Uses: eating fresh, cooking, jams
- 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
- The fruit variety
- Soil type
- Planting position
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.
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.
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