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4th of July Peach

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Description

Be the first on your block to enjoy homegrown peaches. This early-producing variety yields crops of medium-to-large fruit that is firm, juicy, and sweet. The aromatic yellow flesh makes it perfect for early summer cobblers and tasty snacks. Stores well. Introduced circa 1996. Semi-freestone. Ripens in late June or early July. Self-pollinating. May be covered by U.S.P.P. #9850 or other patents. PF 5B cultivar

Characteristics

Bloom Color Pink
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Late June-early July
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet, Juicy
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 4
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

The mature size of this variety depends on the version you choose to plant:
Standard 12 - 15' Tall X 12 - 15' Wide
Dwarf 8 - 10' Tall X 8 - 10' Wide

Recommended Spacing

The space needed for this variety to grow depends on the size you plant:
Standard 12 - 15'
Dwarf 8 - 10'

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow peach trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
I had purchased one, but sold the house where I had planted it. The new owner was thrilled to have the tree. It produced beautiful fruit.
Julia P on Oct 7, 2016
I had purchased one, but sold the house where I had planted it. The new owner was thrilled to have the tree. It produced beautiful fruit.
Julia P on Oct 7, 2016
how do you treat peach bores?
mike h on Jun 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I found that the borers tend to bother my trees when they're younger, but once they get larger (with tougher, less tender bark, I guess), they aren't much of an issue. I used the strangely gratifying method of regularly looking for their frass piles around the lower trunk, then inserting a long, thin flexible rod to destroy them in their shallow tunnels. Worked well w/o chemicals.
What is semi-freestone?
Terry on Sep 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have about 120 peach trees. Freestone peaches allow you to completely
remove the pit by cutting around the peach. Twist the two halves and remove
the pit from one of the halves. Semi-freestone are not as easy. The peach does tends to stick to some of the pit, but it will come out if you dig it out. Cling-stone means you cannot remove the pit freely. The peach is grown attached to the pit. Cling-stone peaches usually ripen early season. Then semi-freestone and then freestone peaches. Generally.
How much yield (in bushels) will I get from a mature 4th of July Peach tree?
John B on Dec 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! Of course, much depends upon the weather conditions, soil fertility, sunlight and food/water the tree receives, but here are some guidelines, depend: Dwarf: 1???3 bushels; Standard: 3???6 bushels. The Supreme sizes of our dwarf and standard tree will produce the same amount, but will establish stronger root systems sooner than the smaller-caliper trees.

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Great Peach !!!!
It's July 28 here in North West Michigan. Just picked my 4th of July Peaches. Very early for this far north. 2nd year planted and got a nice crop of quality fruit. Plan to order more for spring planting.
July 28, 2016
Peaches in 2nd year!
We planted a 4th of July peach tree (along with 2 other varieties) 2 years ago, and this summer it is producing peaches! It's only June now, but hopefully these will turn into large, delicious fruit by July 4.
June 2, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
4th of July Peach
This tree has not only survived a solid winter in Maine, it looks thrilled to have done so. I'm looking forward to the day it starts producing!
June 12, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
4th of July Peach
we had a 4th of July peach tree in zone 6. It bore fruit that ripened right around the 4th of July. The fruit was nicely sized and delicious. Too bad I didn't know how to control peach tree borers until too late for that tree. We lost it and several other stone fruit trees. Rest assured I will do my level best to control the pests here in our newest location.
May 11, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Going Gangbusters!
This tree has done very well, we even had one peach that set on and even though it was no bigger than a ping pong ball, my husband and I cut it in half and enjoyed our first crop....
November 8, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
First year and it looks great!
No peaches yet obviously, but the tree has branched out uniformly with plenty of leaves.
August 12, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Good peach
While I have managed to taste this variety most of the time the wild critters like them more.
May 7, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
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