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Peach peach | Prunus persica 'Melred' - 170-180cm - 10lt

Peach peach | Prunus persica 'Melred' - 170-180cm - 10lt

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Prunus persica 'Melred', commonly known as the Redhaven peach, is a popular and widely grown cultivar of peach tree that produces medium to large-sized fruit with a firm and juicy flesh. The tree itself is relatively small and compact, growing to a height of 10 to 12 feet and spreading to a width of 8 to 10 feet.

One of the distinguishing features of the Redhaven peach is its attractive red-blushed skin, which covers a yellow background. The fruit ripens in mid to late July, making it one of the earliest varieties to be harvested. The flesh of the Redhaven peach is yellow and has a sweet, tangy flavor with a slightly acidic finish. The fruit is excellent for eating fresh, canning, freezing, and baking.

The Redhaven peach tree is known for its hardiness and disease resistance, making it a great choice for backyard growers or commercial orchards. It thrives in full sun and well-drained soil, and requires regular watering and fertilization to produce a bountiful crop.

Overall, the Prunus persica 'Melred' or Redhaven peach is a beautiful and delicious fruit that is perfect for anyone looking to grow their own fruit at home or for commercial production.

The flowers of Prunus persica 'Melred' or Redhaven peach are pink and have five petals with a diameter of approximately 2 to 3 centimeters. They are arranged in clusters of two to five flowers and bloom in early spring before the tree leaves out. The flowers have a pleasant fragrance and attract bees and other pollinators, which are necessary for the tree to produce fruit. The pink color of the flowers adds an ornamental value to the tree, making it a beautiful addition to any landscape. Once the flowers fade, they give way to the small, green fruit that will eventually mature into the recognizable, red-blushed peaches.

The Prunus persica, or peach tree, is native to China, where it has been cultivated for thousands of years. The tree was introduced to Europe via the Silk Road trade routes and eventually made its way to North America with European colonizers in the 16th century. Prunus persica 'Melred', or Redhaven peach, is a cultivar that was developed in Michigan, USA in the 1940s by Stanley Johnston. It was a result of a crossbreeding program between two other peach cultivars, the Redskin and the Haven. Redhaven peach became very popular due to its exceptional flavor and texture, disease resistance, and reliable yields, and is now widely grown in North America and beyond.

  • Common Name

    Redhaven peach

  • Family

    Rosaceae

  • Type

    deciduous tree

  • Pot Size

    10

  • Height (cm)

    150-160cm

  • Native To

    China/USA/World

  • Flower

    fully double, rich pink flowers

  • Foliage

    glossy green, serrate leaves, bronze when young, with hints of orange and bronze in autumn

  • Maturation period

    20–50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

2.5–4m

Mature Width

2.5–4m

Shape / habit

Upright

Preferred Location

Orientation

South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period

Flower

spring

Foliage

spring, summer, autumn

Fruit

mid to late July

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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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