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PlantFiles: Dwarf Peach
Prunus persica 'Bonanza'

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

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8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid 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)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

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

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3 positives
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive victorengel On Aug 26, 2010, victorengel from Austin, TX wrote:

I bought this plant a few years ago, and it started steadily going downhill. Not being one to throw plants away, I carefully inspected it and found that it was infested with termites.

I carefully peeled the dead bark over the termites and eradicated them (manually). All that remained was a thin strip of cambium going up the trunk. I was skeptical that it would make it. But it did. This year, about two years later, it has fruited for the first time. It produced two fruit, the first of which I ate last week (mid-August). The other is still green in late August. The first fruit was a decent size, about 4 inches across. The flesh was whitish, sweet, and tasty.

I don't know if it normally gets cold enough here for this plant to fruit. It certainly did this last year. I have three other kinds of peaches, two of them dwarfs. All of them fruit much earlier than this one did.

Update: In 2011, I harvested in September. In 2012 (after a mild winter) it still produced. I harvested the first fruit today, August 6.

Positive PedricksCorner On Feb 24, 2010, PedricksCorner from Freedom, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

I have had this peach in a container for the last 20 years and have never had to prune it. It is a wonderful show every year. From the time it blooms, to filling out with leaves, and even when it is just a study in bare branches. The fruit is like a footnote.

Positive alicewho On May 26, 2006, alicewho from North Augusta, SC (Zone 8a) wrote:

The fruit is on the small side but very sweet and plentiful.


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

Amesti, California
San Anselmo, California
Las Vegas, Nevada
Raleigh, North Carolina
North Augusta, South Carolina
Austin, Texas
El Paso, Texas

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