Dwarf Peach 'Bonanza'

Prunus persica

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Prunus (PROO-nus) (Info)
Species: persica (PER-see-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Bonanza
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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

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


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

Phoenix, Arizona

Amesti, California

San Anselmo, California

Las Vegas, Nevada

Raleigh, North Carolina

North Augusta, South Carolina

Austin, Texas

El Paso, Texas

Houston, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 7, 2015, Corleytex from Houston, TX wrote:

I planted this peach this spring from a 10 gal container when it was in bloom. Here it is June and we're daily picking fresh peaches. It set a couple of dozen fruit and I removed about half of them to allow for better production. The fruit is generally 2-3" in diameter, great color and sweet taste. We had a lot of rain here in Katy, Texas and I'm sure the tree benefitted from it.


On Mar 17, 2015, poeciliopsis from Phoenix, AZ wrote:

Central Phoenix -- We planted our first Bonanza peach in fall 2012 and it bore 4 peaches in summer 2013. They were excellent. We planted a second one in spring 2013 and both bore in summer 2014. They are planted in full sun, in a Bermuda grass lawn. They get water every other week from March to November and only natural precipitation in winter. We have had no problems with pest, except birds after the fruit. The first one is now 4 1/2 feet tall and in full bloom in mid-March. The other is still only about 3 feet.


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 yea... read more


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.


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

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