Hardiness: USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F) USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) 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: Pink
Bloom Time: Late Winter/Early Spring
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH requirements: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic) 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
I grew this tree on a sunny, very well-drained slope in my yard in Hamden, Connecticut. It thrived and produced many blossoms, which I hand-pollinated with a small paintbrush. Whoa! The deluge began. I had to pick off many, many little peaches to make room for the best to grow.
Only problem was, I didn't count on the squirrels. They ate every last one of those surviving peaches. I should have netted the tree.
Hello: I'm in zone 4 and while filling up at a gas station bought on impulse a "Belle of Georgia" thinking it must be right. However, looking up it's chaaractoristics, found it is too far north. However, it survived our first winter with -27 for a low and is now flowering beautifully. It did flower last year and I thined all the fruit while pea size to let the plant get hearty. Fingers crossed, be well
On Dec 4, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:
This is one of my favorite peaches. It is vigorous and disease resistant making it a consistent producer. I t is a medium sized white fleshed fruit that is exceptionally delicious. It is a soft fleshed peach that cannot stand the rigors of marketing, but for home use is unbeatable.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Gaylesville, Alabama Story, Arkansas Panama City, Florida Augusta, Georgia Waukegan, Illinois Charlotte Hall, Maryland Valley Lee, Maryland Florence, Mississippi Waynesboro, Mississippi Huntersville, North Carolina Millerton, Pennsylvania Fairlawn, Virginia Troy, Virginia