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Prunus persica 'China Pearl'

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PROO-nus PER-se-kuh
Description

This is an excellent white peach variety with a very high chilling requirement of more than 900 hours. It produces a large quantity and high quality of fruit. It can withstand a sub-freezing temperature.

 

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Prunus
    Species:
    persica
    Family:
    Rosaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Edibility:
    It produces large-sized fruit with a white melting taste flesh. Ripens in late July. Great for eating fresh, canning or cooking.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 8 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 8 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    White
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    Large-sized fruit with a white melting taste flesh. Ripens in late July.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    The pink flower blooms quite late in spring, making it one of the latest flowering commercial varieties.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    The leaves are lanceolate shaped, 3-6 inches in length and 0.8-1.2 inches broad. Pinnately veined.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses