Peach
Prunus persica 'Red Skin'

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

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

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

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Regional

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

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Augusta, Georgia

Cibolo, Texas

Decatur, Texas

Troy, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 11, 2010, beazert from Decatur, TX wrote:

Haven't tasted the peaches yet (raccoons/squirrels get them every year), but tree blooms magnificiently, and for the flowers alone is worth having as a landscape tree. It is our first tree to bloom; sometimes too soon as a late frost can nail the flowers. Very vigorous. Stands up to heat and wind.

Positive

On Dec 4, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is next to ripen after the Belle of Georgia. As the name implies it has a very colorful red skin. It is a soft yellow fleshed peach, One of the more tasty of the yellow fleshed cultivars that I have tried, It has much more flavor than the Elberta which ripens in the same time slot. Too soft for a good market peach but outstanding for home use.