Peach Trees - FlordakingScientific Name: Prunus persica
Best Planted In Zone: 5b-8b
Flordaking is a vigorous grower that produces large, 2 to 2 1/2 inch, firm peaches in the early May. The Flordaking peaches are clingstone, meaning that the flesh tends to cling to the pit. These trees grow to a mature height of 15 to 25 feet. As such, they are also sweet and can be eaten fresh or are a great choice for desserts. The peaches are yellow with a red blush and yellow flesh. The tree requires 450 chill hours and is a self-pollinator. It is hardy in Zones 5b-8b.
Most PlantMeGreen trees can be shipped and planted any time of year, unless the variety is specified as only seasonal delivery. Packages are typically shipped within 7-10 days from the time of your order. You will receive a tracking email upon confirmation of your PlantMeGreen purchase. On some occasions, severe weather and other unusual issues can delay shipping and delivery of your PlantMeGreen package. Delivery time cannot be guaranteed, if a package needs to arrive prior to a specific date, or at a more convenient time for you, please notate that upon placement of your order.
First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need. Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system. Once the tree is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material. Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets. When finished, water thoroughly. To insure your plants a successful growth rate and productive life, plant your seedlings per the instructions included in your PlantMeGreen package.
Plant peach trees in deep, well-drained, sandy soil and in an area with plenty of sunlight. Planting should be done in the spring. Prune once a year, removing vertical branches to encourage lateral growth.