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Blushingstar® Peach

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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.


Bloom Color Pink
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Mid August
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
My Hardiness Zone ?
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

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 12 - 15' tall x 12 - 15' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 12 - 15' apart to ensure room for growth.


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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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Easy to grow , disease resistance and stark trees are the best!!
Marc A on Jun 10, 2020
I love the flavor of a white peach. The last one I had wasn't a freestone, so I'm looking forward to being able to use this fruit in every way possible
Joe H on Oct 24, 2019
Easy to grow , disease resistance and stark trees are the best!!
Marc A on Jun 10, 2020
Self-Pollinating Peach tree
Jennifer W on May 7, 2020
I love the flavor of a white peach. The last one I had wasn't a freestone, so I'm looking forward to being able to use this fruit in every way possible
Joe H on Oct 24, 2019
Limited peach selection
MARK S on Oct 6, 2019
It was an easy grow . I have purchased some and liked the flavor
Beatrice K on Oct 4, 2019
Honestly, the picture made my mouth water. And the date they are ripe.
Jon on Jul 25, 2019
I like it to fruit late in the season
vernon h on Jul 21, 2019
Good taste and easy to take care
Songtao W on Apr 24, 2019
I am trying to get a white peach tree to grow I have tasted a white peach and really liked the sweetness and flavor this looks like good one that is shown so I am trying it.
MICHEL P on Apr 22, 2019
cold zone white peach
ELLEN H on Apr 20, 2019
High reviews and perfect for my climate.
Tamara G on Feb 6, 2019
Hardy to zone 4!
John R on Sep 5, 2018
The fact that this peach is self-pollinating and disease resistant makes this fruit tree ideal for me.
Sheri V on Jan 26, 2017
I chose this peach because it is beautiful!
Casey K on Jan 17, 2017
Need a dwarf fruit for my garden. White peaches are very sweet and the Blushingstar is a pretty fruit.
Ellen D on Jan 14, 2017
I love white peaches.
Gwenn W on Dec 13, 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
Jim 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
Self-Pollinating Peach tree
Jennifer W on May 7, 2020
Limited peach selection
MARK S on Oct 6, 2019
How long does it take to show growth compared to the Apple trees?
Cowboy on Jun 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: My peach trees seem to have a slower growth rate compared to my Apple trees, however my trees are a year old now and both peach and apple trees have fruit.
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.
Can I plant in fall (zone6a) or wait for spring?
Joseph R on Oct 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Joseph, This is a popular question this time of year. Because weather and soil conditions vary so much from year to year and even within your zone, it's best to think of your planting time as a range of favorable conditions instead of an exact time.

You can plant new plants and trees: 1) when the ground is not frozen, 2) when daytime temperatures are above freezing (32??F) and below 90??F, and 3) when extreme weather (blizzard, hail, torrential rain, etc.) is not in the forecast. Be sure to keep plants watered if you're transplanting in warm and/or dry weather.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us, remember that we're here for you. Have a great day!
I treated my one tree with copper fungicide all spring and summer, and I still got brown rot. I harvested four edible peaches this year out of a whole tree's yield. What else can I do to prevent this nextyear? I am in zone 7B. Thanks.
Beth W. on Jul 22, 2020
I have heard that you can???t can white peaches. Is this true of this peach?
Mricks on Sep 26, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The natural pH of some white peaches can exceed 4.6, making them a low-acid food for canning purposes. Currently, there is no low-acid pressure process available for white-flesh peaches nor a researched acidification procedure for safe boiling water canning.
When do you think you will have more of the Blushing Star trees available?
Theresa H on Aug 14, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. We do not have a guaranteed ETA on when more will become available. We are very sorry for this inconvenience and completely understand your disappointment. Rest assured, that if you sign up for a notification, you'll be one of the first to be notified when it becomes available again.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us, remember that we're here for you. Have a great day!

Is this .Blushingstar peach a nectarine?
Rachel v on Aug 12, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. No this is a white flesh peach.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
what rootstock do you use for your peach trees?
Eduardo P on Jul 13, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. We use several different rootstocks, depending upon the desired result and what is available. For that reason, we're unable to guarantee a specific rootstock. But most dwarfs are on a red leaf seedling and standards typically are lovell.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
When does this tree bloom?
Ghbbbb on Jun 14, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Bought mine 8/18 and it blossoms with tiny little peaches. But it is still basically a 3.5 ft stick. It is very thin and young still. I've read it will take 2-3 years to produce "real" fruit. It's a very pretty tree and has been an easy keeper so far. Good luck!
How many chill hours?
Chels on Nov 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Chelsea, We appreciate you reaching out to us. This is a relatively new variety, and unfortunately, we have no reported data on the chill hour requirements for the Blushingstar peach.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Is this peach freestone?
Ken P on Oct 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Ken, The Blushingstar Peach is a completely freestone. If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us, remember that we're here for you. Have a great day!
Blushing star grew another peach tree from the base .It has rock hard peaches on it which are not useable.
What is that secondary tree? What happens if I cut that off at the base?
steve s on Sep 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You should be fine cutting off the secondary tree. It sounds like it sprouted off the grafted root stock, which is not the blushing star variety. Cutting it will allow the trees energy to go towards developing your primary tree.
What would be a good pollinating partner for this tree?
Katrina K on Jul 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Either Contender or Catherina would be excellent choices to boost your yield.
What???s the proper method to stake my new blushingstar peach tree?
Joe R on Jun 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This article will show you exactly how:
How long does it take for my bare root to grow leaves ?
Deepika K on Mar 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: If planted in the proper temperature, it should take about 3 weeks for the tree to sprout.
Do you have Valient or any of the old v series?
Monie on Apr 11, 2020
still morning frosts here for another week. should i remove trees from box? I have them indoors now
Marc H on Mar 18, 2018

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
blushing star peach
One of my favorites..Very hardy. Threes years ago we had winter temps down to -25 below for a few nights. Many of my peaches either suffered damage or some young ones just did not make it through the record lows. This peach not only survived with no damage. It went on to bear a heavy harvest of some of the tastiest peaches you will ever eat. It was the only peach in my little orchard that did that year. I have been so impressed by this peach that as other varieties that I have either die or just don't produce well enough to grant them the space, I am gradually replacing most of them with this. This peach has always, Always produced a nice crop of large white peaches..And as a bonus..It is a very attractive peach, both the tree and the peach. And it seems to be, at least here, almost carefree..No disease problems even though trees planted close by would suffer form one thing or another. If you have room for only one peach.. This, in my opinion,would be one of the best up north here
May 24, 2017
over 6 years 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
over 5 years ago
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
over 6 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
over 5 years 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
over 5 years ago
The best peach i tasted
I have problem eating grocery peaches due to allergy, but this one from Stark-bros is fabulous. Placed some other peach trees from Starkbros after tasting this one.
May 5, 2016
over 6 years ago
So far so good
I planted last July and it's now mid-June. I live in Wisconsin (central) and it's got very vigorous growth. I have pruned it already to 4 main branches, and I'll probably take out one more next winter. Nice bushy leafy branches. Deer have so far left it alone.
I will expect it to set fruit next season depending on frost.
June 16, 2016
over 5 years ago
Growing well
I live in a zone 4 climate where it often gets -15 F and sometimes to -25. It grew slowly the first summer but has really taken off this year and looking great.
June 9, 2016
over 5 years ago
My Blushingstar Peach Tree
I am very sorry to say with all the care I took of this peach tree during the winter months, my tree did not survive. Not sure what to do now...
May 15, 2016
over 6 years ago