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Peach Valley Red in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Prunus persica 'Valley Red'

 

Peach 'Valley Red'

Peach trees bear fragrant, white flowers before the leaves emerge, and, once pollinated, develop small furry green fruit that gradually ripen through the Summer.Thin these fruits to to one or two per shoot, to encourage good fruit, and pick as soon as ripe before birds etc. get to them! Peach trees are usually grown as a tree, fan or espalier. They flower early in the season, and in cool climates may need pollination by hand, using a soft brush. 'Valley Red Dwarf Peach'. Can grow up to 2m tall. An ideal tree for small gardens and courtyards.

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plant Features
  • Peach Valley Red likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Peach Valley Red likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Peach Valley Red is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Peach Valley Red likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
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plant information

Common name

Peach 'Valley Red'

Latin name

Prunus persica 'Valley Red'

type

Fruiting tree

family

Rosaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Peach Valley Red likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Peach Valley Red is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Peach Valley Red likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Peach Valley Red likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When to harvest

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Peach Valley Red is 1.00meters x 2.00meters 1.00 M 2.00 M

Prunus persica 'Valley Red'

Peach trees bear fragrant, white flowers before the leaves emerge, and, once pollinated, develop small furry green fruit that gradually ripen through the Summer.Thin these fruits to to one or two per shoot, to encourage good fruit, and pick as soon as ripe before birds etc. get to them! Peach trees are usually grown as a tree, fan or espalier. They flower early in the season, and in cool climates may need pollination by hand, using a soft brush. 'Valley Red Dwarf Peach'. Can grow up to 2m tall. An ideal tree for small gardens and courtyards.


Planting

From Early Autumn TO Mid Autumn

Plant out new or container grown trees in Autumn, when the soil is warm which will encourage better root development

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Take soft wood cuttings in spring to early summer. Cleanly cut up to a 10cm long stems, remove lower leaves and pinch the tip out, dip the stem into rooting hormone, fill a container/pot with suitable compost, make holes around the edge of it and plant the cuttings, water in well, cover with a polythene bag and place somewhere warm, lake the bag off twice a week to air the cuttings. Keep the cuttings moist until well rooted.Harden off when well rooted and pot on into individual pots increasing the airing to let the leaves to develop. Remove rotten, dying or dead cuttings regularly.

 
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