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Description

Easy-to-Grow! A Stark Pick

A late-season, easy-care peach. This variety provides prolific harvests of beautiful fruit that keeps well. Firm white flesh has a unique, sweet flavor and resists browning when sliced. One of our heaviest bearers. Disease-resistant to bacterial spot. Introduced circa 1996. Cold-hardy. Freestone. Ripens in mid August. Self-pollinating. May be covered by U.S.P.P. #10554 or other patents. FA-18 cultivar.

Characteristics

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

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 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!

Related Assortments

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We bundle many of our popular products in assortments with other items that compliment each other. Plus, when you purchase an assortment, you save money compared to buying each item individually!

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.

Shipping Information

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1 Year Warranty

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
The description sounded like it would suit my conditions here. I have had two other varieties in the past and I am hoping these won't be as fragile when ripe. I am a lifelong Maine resident and peaches are not my forte'.
Jeanette J on Nov 23, 2016
I just ordered it today, i have a peach tree here in our property and i never saw any fruit. I wanted to buy this for my husband and kids since they love to eat some peaches...this one has high on review, self pollinating and easy to grow...hope this tree do good here in MS!
fely mae l on Sep 23, 2016
The description sounded like it would suit my conditions here. I have had two other varieties in the past and I am hoping these won't be as fragile when ripe. I am a lifelong Maine resident and peaches are not my forte'.
Jeanette J on Nov 23, 2016
Disease resistance bacterial spot
Gayle C on Oct 18, 2016
I just ordered it today, i have a peach tree here in our property and i never saw any fruit. I wanted to buy this for my husband and kids since they love to eat some peaches...this one has high on review, self pollinating and easy to grow...hope this tree do good here in MS!
fely mae l on Sep 23, 2016
I wanted a late season, white peach and this one is in all the grocery stores locally, I can only hope it produces well in our new (hotter) area.
Noel P on Sep 18, 2016
It is on the Missouri Agricultural Extension's list of reliable cultivars for Missouri, and I love white fleshed peaches.
Diana L K on Sep 13, 2016
It looks like a nice peach both for fresh eating and home canning. We have an older tree that this one will eventually repalce.
David D on Sep 1, 2016
Late peach
JAMES D on Aug 25, 2016
Cold hardy
RANDY R on Aug 25, 2016
looks like a good peach to grow in my area, and I love peaches
susan c on Mar 17, 2016
Love white peaches
John K on Mar 17, 2016
i have one in my orchard of peaches, plums, apples and pears it has fruited the past two years and each year I have personally eaten them for breakfast and dinner right off the tree. last year my wife and son finally got to taste them and both said we need more of this kind in the orchard.
Alfred G on Feb 24, 2016
Disease resistance bacterial spot
Gayle C on Oct 18, 2016
I wanted a late season, white peach and this one is in all the grocery stores locally, I can only hope it produces well in our new (hotter) area.
Noel P on Sep 18, 2016
How long does it take to show growth compared to the Apple trees?
Cowboy on Jun 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 1st yrs mainly get a few small branches but roots are developing a lot.
2ND yr get a lot more branch growth and maybe some blossoms but don't
let fruit set yet. Keep branches growing from roots or trunk below graft trimmed off. Use 10% bleach in water solution to sterilize pruners between trees. 3rd year should get good branch growth and some blossoms. I find my apple tree do about the same as peach trees. Now you can start pruning both trees but can prune interior crossing branches and long shoots any time. Stark has some good videos on pruning fruit trees. I use a dormant spray on my fruit trees and thin fruit a lot - the fruit can break branches if you don't.
Does this peach ripen on the tree?
Dave K on Mar 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Mine did. But thats not to say that it may have fallen off if I had not picked it when I did. It just looked and felt like it was ready so I picked it. My guess is that when they are ready you may have a few days where you can pick them right off the tree but if you wait much longer some would probably fall off. Im not sure about that but the one I picked off my tree was just right.

Customer Reviews

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A real beauty
By its 3rd spring, my dwarf blushingstar as reached almost 8' and is loaded with blossoms. This tree looks fantastic in the landscaping even without the bonus of a fruit crop. I was skeptical of bare root trees, but the packaging and shipping by Stark got a great looking tree to me that took off immediately once planted in my yard.
April 11, 2016
Blushingstar Peach
My supreme Blushingstar Peach tress is growing and doing well In Oakdale, MN. I am pleased with quality of the products from this company.
May 10, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Having abundant fruit in second year
Very beautiful tree is having abundant fruit in it's second year ! Buy it, you won't be disappointed. I didn't expect it to produce this early, wonderful !
May 13, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Nice Healthy Tree
This tree along with others I ordered arrived in a timely manner, well packaged to preserve moisture and was well shaped and had a good root. This is the second year in the ground and its growing like a weed. It had 3 peaches on it this year which surprised me as young as it is. My sister and I had a "ceremonial eating of the first Peach" about a month ago. It was delicious. ( I saved the seed just as a tribute to it) I bet the deer that got the other 2 would agree. All products I have gotten from Stark have been very high quality and productive….except for one fig but its still hanging on I think. You can't go wrong with this peach.
August 18, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Doing ok
Lost the top branches but lower ones are coming on strong with big green leaves. I,m in zone 4-5 with 50 degree temperature swings in spring and fall. Paint your trunks white if you want them to survive!
May 19, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Well It Started Out Great!!
But then I lost one cold night but the 1st one was hit but not as bad hes almost 5ft tall and I hope next year we should get peaches I would of got a hold of you but we had them going on 2yrs!!!!!!!!!! But I trim him up looks great they were both nice trees 1st one was smaller then the 2nd he grew 6ft long that why he got it bad thank you !!!!!!!! Very happy
August 15, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing beautifully
I purchased my peach tree from Stark in 2015 - although I don't have peaches this year I am optimistic about next year as the tree is growing beautifully and has over tripled in size. Everything I have ordered from Stark when Miller Nurseries transitioned there has been of exceptional quality. Everything I have ordered has arrived in great condition and all have taken and continue to grow. Love this place!!
August 3, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing beautifully!
I would recommend buying this peach tree. I had no problem with it being shipped bare root.
May 22, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
got fruit on it next year after planting
love peaches fast growing trees will do business with Start Brother again.
May 17, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Blushing star peach
This peach is doing well. I have not yet received fruit no would I expect it at this point. The tree is only 2 years old. IT has survived and thrived.
May 5, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
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