Peach
Prunus persica 'Desert Gold'

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

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

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)

Patent Information:

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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:

Surprise, Arizona

Chatsworth, California

Mission Viejo, California

Needville, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 19, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

This tree produces fruit that is medium sized and round. The flesh is yellow and firm. The skin is yellow with a red blush. Semi-freestone. The tree is very vigorous and productive. A nectarine tree sometimes will set more fruit than it is capable of successfully carrying to maturity. Branches may break and the fruits typically have poor color and taste. In order to rectify this situation, excess fruits must be removed or thinned. Hand-thin the tree about 4 weeks after full bloom.

Very low chilling requirement: 200-300 hours.