Botanical name: prunus persica
Crown and root system: This is a deciduous tree with a narrow crown and a lateral root system that is non-invasive.
Growing regions: The nursery raises species that do not require doses of cold weather in order to bear fruit, and therefore they can be grown all over Israel, except for extremely hot locations.
Ripening date: During the summer months, depending on the species.
Planting in a container: May be planted in a container, on a balcony or rooftop.
Recommended planting season: All year round.
Special care: As with most summer fruit trees, the peach tree is also a preferred destination for birds and fruit flies. The flies can be neutralized almost completely using a designated fly trap placed on one of the branches. The trap is safe and easy to use. Another way to protect the fruit from flies and birds is to use a special netting sold in agricultural supply stores to cover the fruit with a paper bag.
Varieties sold in our nursery:
Oded: This species has lovey white flowers, the fruit has a reddish flesh and the skin is light colored with a delicate sweet flavor. It ripens at the beginning of the season. Needs a minimum amount of cold in order to bear fruit.
Golden peach 1334: Ripens at the beginning of the season. This is a small-medium sized fruit with a reddish flesh and a sweet, golden-colored skin. Needs a minimum amount of cold in order to bear fruit.
Swolling: This veteran species ripens a little after the Oded peaches. It is a medium-sized fruit with a reddish flesh and light-colored skin, and has a delicate sweet flavor. Needs a little bit more cold weather than the Oded species.
Good to know: In California, where they produce more than half of the peaches grown in the United States, they grow 175 different varieties of peaches.