Peach 'Red Baron'

Prunus persica

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Prunus (PROO-nus) (Info)
Species: persica (PER-see-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Red Baron
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Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Trees

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By grafting

By budding

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Encinitas, California

Mountain View Acres, California

Northridge, California

Rialto, California

Cibolo, Texas

Clarksville, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Raphine, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 13, 2014, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This tree grows very well and w/ little problems in my zone 9a garden. Not sure if my area meets the chill hr requirements for fruit production, but I planted it for its ornamental value. Flowers are beautiful and very showy.

Positive

On Sep 10, 2012, dwhenry from Encinitas, CA wrote:

Our Red Baron has been an outstanding performer here in Encinitas, CA, about two miles from the coast. Our single tree has heavy crops of big, very sweet fruit. It has needed only the universal peach requirements of winter pruning, dormant spray and annual fertilizing. Ripening peaks fairly abruptly about the 2nd week of July; we usually freeze quite a bit, despite gorging on and sharing the fresh fruit. Finding this particular variety was pure luck. When I started planting our fruit tree garden 15 years ago, I really didn't know what to look for, and this tree came from Home Depot on a "That looks OK, I guess." basis. Since then, a variety of other peaches and nectarines (hopefully chosen more rationally) have done well also.

Neutral

On Jan 14, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Flowering/fruiting. Large, juicy, firm, richly flavored yellow freestone fruit. Showy double red blossoms. Mid-July. Long-time favorite in Southern California. Low chilling requirement, 250-300 hours. Self-fruitful.

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