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Prunus persica 'Reliance' (Peach)

Peach 'Reliance', Reliance Peach


Noted for its cold-hardiness, Prunus persica 'Reliance ' is a vigorous and fast-growing peach tree adorned with profuse soft pink blossoms in early-mid spring. They are followed by a heavy crop of medium sized, freestone, red blushed yellow fruits in mid-late summer. The soft yellow flesh has a good flavor. Perfect for eating, baking and canning. Self-pollinating, this peach tree forms a rounded crown with upwardly-reaching branches clothed in lanceolate, dark green, deciduous leaves. The foliage provides a deep yellow fall display.

  • Grows up to 12-15 ft. tall and wide (360-450 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun in moist, slightly acidic to neutral, well-drained soils. Peaches and nectarines take well to espalier and can be nicely fan-trained against a wall.
  • This peach tree has a chill hours requirement of 1000 (hours of temperatures below 45ºF (7ºC) in the winter for their buds to open in the spring)
  • Peach and nectarine trees require annual pruning to remain strong, healthy and produce bountiful harvests. Such regular pruning will also keep the tree at a workable height, for harvesting, pruning and pest control. Unpruned peach trees will soon stop producing.
  • Watch for aphids, scale, or squirrels. Protect peaches against peach leaf curl, by covering the plant from fall to spring. Bacterial canker, silver leaf, brown rot and replant diseases may cause problems.
  • Peaches are propagated by grafting onto rootstocks for fruit or can be propagated by seed, although the fruit from the seedlings is likely to be inferior in flavour to the parent. Seed-raised trees take four to five years to bear fruit.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Fruit, Trees
Plant Family Prunus - Fruit Trees, Peaches
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid)
Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 10' – 15' (3m – 4.5m)
Spread 10' – 15' (3m – 4.5m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance High
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Fruit & Berries
Attracts Birds

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Fruit, Trees
Plant Family Prunus - Fruit Trees, Peaches
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid)
Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 10' – 15' (3m – 4.5m)
Spread 10' – 15' (3m – 4.5m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance High
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Fruit & Berries
Attracts Birds

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