Shipping

Your Zipcode:

20149

Change your Zipcode

Your Hardiness Zone:

?

Zone info Zone info

 

 

Desert Gold Peach Tree

$35.00$85.00

A sweet and juicy yellow peach for hot Summer desert climates. Ripens very early, around May in Southern California. A nice flavored yellow clingstone with good sweetness for ripening early. A heavy producing tree only needs 200 hours or less chill Winter temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit.

Clear

Shipping

Your Zipcode:

20149

Change your Zipcode

Your Hardiness Zone:

?

Zone info Zone info
  

Limited Guarantee and Returns

We guarantee our plants to be true-to-name as labeled and in good health when they leave the nursery. Notify us immediately if there is a problem with any items in your order, such as damage to the plants. Plants are perishable, we do not provide unconditional replacement. If you experience a problem with a plant later in the growing season. We will be fair and will do our best to keep you satisfied. Depending on circumstances, we may offer a 1-time only half-price replacement of the cost of the plants. This half price replacement does not include shipping to send the replacement trees.  For more information, please visit our Guarantee and Returns  page

Desert Gold Peach Tree Information & Care

The Desert Gold peach is a very early Summer ripening fruit tree. Therefore the Desert Gold tree will ripen as early as May in Southern California & Arizona. The tree-ripened fruit has good flavor and sweetness for such an early variety. Yellow clingstone. Furthermore, the Desert Gold is a heavy bearing tree. The Desert Gold requires 200 hours of chill time or less.

The Desert Gold peach tree is a woody evergreen tree. It produces tiny white blossoms in the Spring, and fruit in the Summer. Plant in the Full Sun or partial shade. Find a good location with soil that drains well. Use high-quality planting mix and fertilizer and provide good spacing. The Bartlett pear tree is easy to grow.

Tree Size – How To Trim and Much Space To Provide

In home orchards, many keep Desert Gold peach trees less than 10 feet wide and tall. However, trees can grow over 20 feet tall and wide. Prune trees in the Winter and provide Summer thinning to keep trees at a desired size.

Pruning and Thinning

Cut the tip of the tree to reduce the height and promote side branches to grow. Remove any dry twigs or growth below the main branches and graft. Prune off any branches crossing towards the center of the tree or far inside the tree where the little light will reach.

Watering Peach Trees – How Much and How Often

Peach trees thrive with deep, but infrequent irrigation water. Begin to water newly planted trees weekly once the tree leafs out in the early Spring. Increase the frequency as the weather warms up in the Spring to Summer. It’s normal to water 3 times per week during Summer heat waves in sandy loam soils. Reduce the frequency as temperatures reduce in the Fall. Discontinue watering in the Winter while the tree is dormant.

Fertilizing Peach Trees – How to Feed a Peach Tree

Fertilize your Desert Gold peach tree with organic fruit tree fertilizer. Use bone meal and humus based conditioners in the Winter. The low nitrogen, but higher phosphorus and potassium fertilizer with 1-2-2 or 1-4-4 NPK ratio will promote Spring blossoms and fruit development.

Apply higher nitrogen fertilizers such as steer manure and blood meal or feeds where the NPK ratio is 2-1-1 or 3-1-2 in early Spring for good growth through the Summer. Do not fertilize in the Fall, since we do not want to push growth during this time. Growth during the Fall would be weak and lanky. Use high quality trusted materials so the contents are known. If using compost, apply it sparsely during the early Spring while the weather is cool.

Pear Pests Management

Use organic horticultural oils such as Neem oil during the winter to reduce and prevent soft-bodied Spring insects.

Specifications

Harvest Time

Summer

Bloom Time

Spring

Watering

Regular

Maintenance

Regular

USDA Hardiness Zones

8-10

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

SKU: dgp Category: