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Crimson Rocket Peach

Available Spring 2018

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The perfect peach tree for compact spaces. This columnar tree grows up, not out — and you still get full-size peaches. Fruit has the right balance of sweet and tart — yellow, smooth flesh makes this an ideal dessert peach. Introduced circa 2001. Freestone. Ripens in mid-August and stores well. Self-pollinating. May be covered by U.S.P.P. #15216 or other patents.


Bloom Color Pink
Fruit Color Yellow
Fruit Size Medium
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 And Tart
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.

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.


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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
they share space with my columnar apple trees
Gregory C on Apr 6, 2016
they share space with my columnar apple trees
Gregory C on Apr 6, 2016
Should these peach trees be pruned?
Sunshine on Jul 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I don't think it needs to be pruned unless you want to thin out the number of branches coming off the trunk. In one year mine grew to about the size shown in the photo - branches grow at a pretty tight angle to the trunk. Overall width of the tree is about 2 feet. Mine did not bear fruit yet this year so I'll have a better idea next year when hopefully it will produce some peaches It did bloom - it's a pretty little tree.
Are the columnar 'crimson rocket peach' able to grow in containers, such as a whiskey barrel?
Michael A on Mar 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes it can.

Customer Reviews

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Best tasting peaches!
These are my favorite peaches. Very heavy bearing, but produces large fruit if you thin excess fruit. They bear later than my other peach trees extending my harvest to a month or longer. They are sweet and juicy eaten fresh and make yummy cobblers.
February 21, 2016
Hearty plant
Both rockets grew well and flowered beautifully the first season.
May 24, 2016
over 2 years ago
zone 5 and staying alive
Purchased 2 of these in 2016, they arrived looking healthy. I had to move one mid-season and I was afraid it wouldn't make it, but it did ! amazing
This spring (2017) they bloomed and we might even have a few peaches - this fall (1 year after planting) - little to no winter damage (critical for S.Central WI). I've already thinned some of the blossoms to encourage the crop to grow. This winter was mild - with no spring freezes - so I'm not sure how they'd do for severe weather - but for now I'm thrilled to have my peach trees!
May 17, 2017
1 year ago
Crimson Rocket Peach
Planted in 2016. Tree was 3 feet tall. It is definitely a rocket because it is now15 feet tall and it has a few peaches this year (bad spring for fruit trees because we had a cold snap which killed a lot of blossoms).Very healthy tree and has about one hundred new side shoots (don't know what to do with all this growing but I will learn as I go). Price was good and shipping container was excellent.
May 15, 2017
1 year ago
"Rocket " What a great name !
Astonished by the growth & health of this cultivar .
Wish I had a dozen more!
June 12, 2017
1 year ago
1 year review
Planted March 2016. Peach trees have grown 9 ft tall and 4 feet diameter as of Sept 2017. Peaches where thinned were 3" diameter and very sweet. I do have a issue with chlorosis with the alkaline soils but trees produced well. Will do some light pruning this winter for some dropping limbs and continue to treat with iron chelates.
September 28, 2017
1 year ago
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