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Prunus persica 'Norman'

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PROO-nus PER-se-kuh
Description

Norman peach is a hybrid between 'Sunhigh' and 'Redskin' developed by NC agricultural Experiment Station. Self-fertile and usually starts to bear fruits after 3-4 years. The showy, fragrant flowers in the spring attract bees and butterflies. It is resistant to bacterial-spot and can tolerate low temperatures.

 

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Prunus
    Species:
    persica
    Family:
    Rosaceae
    Edibility:
    It produces medium-sized, dark red over yellow fruit. The flesh is firm, sweet and freestone with a great quality and taste. Ripens from July to August, 2-3 harvests can be expected because the fruits do not mature at the same time.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 12 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 12 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    It produces medium-sized, dark red over yellow fruit. The flesh is firm, sweet and freestone with a great quality and taste. Ripens from July to August, 2-3 harvests can be expected because the fruits do not mature at the same time.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    The showy, pink flower blooms in mid spring. It attracts bees and butterflies.
  • 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:
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Songbirds
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses