Prunus persica 'ICE PEACH'

Prunus persica
Prunus persica 'ICE PEACH'
dwarf peach tree - medium late, white flesh
SIZE/TYPE small shrub
 small tree
USUAL HEIGHT 1-1.5m
USUAL WIDTH 1-1.5m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
FLOWERS showy
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5b   (down to -27°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Fruit trees
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Ice Peach is a dwarf peach tree variety and the first white-skin peach in history. It produces medium-sized fruit with very pale yellow to almost white skin as well as the flesh which is sweet, low in acidity, aromatic, and juicy. It matures in first half August and makes small, slightly spreading trees of moderate growth. It is commonly grafted onto dwarfing rootstock Rootpac-20 which makes it suitable for growing large pots on balconies and patios. Self-fertile.

We suggest planting peach trees in free space so it can feel cold, spring breeze which will delay flowering and thus prevent the flowers from frost damage. It likes slightly alkaline soil, moist but well drained. Do not transplant bare-root trees in autumn, only in spring. Pruning is possible in early spring after flowering or in mid-late August after harvesting the fruit – reduce long branches to 30-50% of their size and remove weak ones. The best yield however is from an unpruned tree which grows naturally. Hardy to about -27°C (USDA zone 5b).

Last update 31-10-2019
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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