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Peach 'Tropic Snow'

Prunus persica

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Prunus (PROO-nus) (Info)
Species: persica (PER-see-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Tropic Snow
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10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)


15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)


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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink


Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Winter





Good Fall Color

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By grafting

By budding

By air layering

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

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


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

El Sobrante, California

Rialto, California

Vista, California

Westminster, California

Yorba Linda, California

Bradley, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Kissimmee, Florida

Spring Hill, Florida

Thonotosassa, Florida

Kailua, Hawaii

La Feria, Texas

Needville, Texas

Richmond, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Feb 26, 2016, YLcalif from Yorba Linda, CA wrote:

Tropic Snow was my first experience with growing peach trees. The tree was planted in 2010 and it produced very little fruit the first four years. It was planted on the SW side of a steep slope with sandy alkaline soil and full sun exposure. Our area is similar to desert conditions.
Apparently, the tree needed time to settle in.
In the fifth year after planting, the tree provided an abundant crop of delicious peaches.

The tree is given about 1 cup of organic fertilizer plus 1/2 C of zinc/sulfur (to bring down alkalinity of our soil) during the spring.


On Jun 7, 2011, girlbug2 from Westminster, CA wrote:

Of the six low chill peach varieties I have tried, Tropic Snow outperforms them all. In many ways it is the ideal peach: nice spring display of light pink blossoms, heavy fruit set, not susceptible to most diseases except peach leaf curl, and the fruit deserves a special mention. They tend to be on the medium/small side, pretty,rounded, pale colored with a soft peachy pink blush and sometimes faint greenish coloring on the skin even when ripe. The flesh is white, smooth, aromatic and very juicy.

Tropic Snow peaches are consistently sweet even when ripening in our cooler May and June weather which tends to stay in the upper sixties or low seventies. Normally, white peaches aren't my thing as I tend to prefer the higher acid ratio of yellow peaches, but Tropic Snow gets just ... read more


On Jan 26, 2009, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Requires only 200 chill hours, so perfect for Houston area. Beautiful flowers are reason enough to grow this peach, but the fruit is outstanding too. As people in my area become aware of this cultivar, is becoming harder to get because of high demand.


On Apr 21, 2005, Kameha from Kissimmee, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

What can I not say about this beautiful tree? I missed peaches after I moved to Florida and discovered that there are tropical low-chill peaches for growing in Central and Southern Florida...and I bought this variety and I've been happy with it since!

I'd grow it just for its spring flowers let alone the delicious fruit it provides. The flowers are just as beautiful as almond (its cousin) blossoms. Mine bloom in late january through february but farther north they'd bloom later and farther south they'd bloom sooner. The flowers are self pollinating so you only need one tree. They are a low-chill peach, requiring only 200 hours to break dormancy. People grow them even in frost-free south Florida!

The peaches ripen mid-may here and they are a deliciously... read more