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Description

A peach for warm weather. Good news for peach lovers who live in warmer climates where peaches won’t usually grow: this heat-tolerant variety is productive even in areas where it never frosts! Bears heavy crops of attractive yellow-fleshed fruit. Developed in Fresno, California, introduced in 1969. Semi-freestone. Ripens in early July. Self-pollinating.

Characteristics

Bloom Color Pink
Fruit Color Yellow
Fruit Size Medium
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Early July
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 5 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 9
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

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.

Shipping Information

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Our Promise of Satisfaction

1 Year Warranty

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
to go with a peach tree I already have
Barbara F on Jun 20, 2016
We already have this variety in a dwarf and it is a prolific producer of lovely early sweet peaches that are easy to can or freeze and are great for jam and pies. I thin the fruit to about 1/2 the started fruit and still harvested almost two bushel last year. We highly recommend this variety.
KATHRYN W on Jun 2, 2016
to go with a peach tree I already have
Barbara F on Jun 20, 2016
Liked that it's great for the South and warm climate.
buzz on Jun 3, 2016
We already have this variety in a dwarf and it is a prolific producer of lovely early sweet peaches that are easy to can or freeze and are great for jam and pies. I thin the fruit to about 1/2 the started fruit and still harvested almost two bushel last year. We highly recommend this variety.
KATHRYN W on Jun 2, 2016
zone 9 peach
Sandi M on Mar 16, 2016
Liked that it's great for the South and warm climate.
buzz on Jun 3, 2016
zone 9 peach
Sandi M on Mar 16, 2016
Hello. I live in Houston (hot!) Texas, zone 9a. Peaches usually grow small (size of large apricots) out here. I want to try again with more heat tolerant variety and I was hoping you can tell me which peach would do the bestest out of these 3 (which would you recommend first) July (Kim) Elberta, Desertgold, or Sun Haven? Thank you.
Luis R on Mar 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your inquiry! I would recommend the Desertgold Peach for your location. This variety grows where peaches don't typically grow.

Customer Reviews

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Fast Growing
I live in Mesa (Phoenix) AZ and have been VERY pleased with this tree. I'm always a little worried about the 110+ degree heat and how a sapling will handle it. I'm happy to report that this tree has been very happy with this heat. I water once a week. I'm in season two and the tree has EXPLODED with new growth. The trunk has at least tripled in diameter. It is now about 7 ft tall.
May 16, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Desert Gold Peach the only one to grow in Arizona
I would definitely recommend the desert gold peach for Colorado, as we miss the Colorado (Palisade) peaches so much and this is the next best thing. The tree has blossomed out this spring and is doing great - had some peaches but wind blew them away, so no mature fruit yet, but expect a good crop in one more year. We put in another desert gold tree purchased locally this year, so now have two trees and hoping for good things in another year.
May 16, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Stark Desertgold peach
This is a great tasting peach that cans nicely. The dwarf tree offered loads of fruit last year. This year a late frost killed the blooms so fruiting was much reduced.
June 11, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Desertgold Peach Tree
I am very satisfied with my Desertgold Peach tree. I was pleasantly surprised to see numerous peaches on my tree this spring since the tree is not two years old yet. I would definitely recommend this product to others. Time will tell how well the fruit holds up under the Arizona sun. Once I have harvested my peach crop, I will let you know how they fared with the heat and the quality of fruit picked from the tree. This may be the best peach tree that we've ever had.
May 20, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
dwarf peachtree
We were shocked when we received our tree last summer as it appeared to be only a small twig! but lo and behold this summer we are going to get our first peach! We love our strong but mighty tree and couldn't be happier.
May 22, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Desertgold Peach
This tree is thriving. This second year we got our first fruit. Igotnetting on a little late and lost someof the peaches to the birds.
July 27, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Peach review
This tree is growing the best of all of them. Should see fruit next year. can't wait.
May 17, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Excellent
I love Stark Bros!!! All the trees I've purchased from them have out grown and produced all other trees from other suppliers. Thank you for providing a superior product!!!
May 30, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Too soon to tell
This tree is a surprise. Honestly thought it died the first winter-it was planted in the fall-took a while to begin leafing out. Its still later than our other peaches in the spring, but is growing very fast. High hopes!
May 4, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Beautiful tree and fruit but tasteless
I waited two years for my Desertgold Peach to have peaches. They came in heavy and beautiful. The smell and color was perfect but the taste was terrible. The fruit was watery and tasteless. I picked the fruit and threw it all away. I am so disappointed.
June 6, 2016
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