Peach
Prunus persica 'Flordaking'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Prunus (PROO-nus) (Info)
Species: persica (PER-see-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Flordaking
Additional cultivar information:(aka Florida King)
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Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

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

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

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Good Fall Color

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

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:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Gainesville, Florida

Newberry, Florida

Trenton, Florida

Kailua, Hawaii

Chalmette, Louisiana

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 9, 2004, LouisianaSweetPea from Mount Hermon, LA (Zone 8b) wrote:

When I purchased this little tree from Home Depot in 2002, it was just a stick-in-a-pot and looked pitiful. By May of 2002, it had leafed-out and was looking good, and was planted in-ground.

It produced six big peaches the very next year (2003) -- at least that's all we saw (the birds love them too). Now, in May of 2004, it has produced a nice crop.

The Flordaking is a low-chill variety (I think about 350 hours) that is recommended for my growing zone (9a - Louisiana). Its fruit is yellow-fleshed and is a clingstone type. The skin is yellow and, when ripe, is heavily blushed with red.

I can understand why I have to fight the birds for the fruit! They are fresh- and sweet-tasting, with a nice smooth texture (the fruit, not the birds).
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