[NAFEX] Growing Peaches in Zone 5
dtv at mwt.net
Mon Mar 3 16:44:36 EST 2003
We seem to have good luck with what Ive usually heard called an Iowa
Peach. Its a small white clingstone peach. Individual trees don't
bear reliably every year, but that's just another reason to plant
diversity of cultivars.
On Monday, March 3, 2003, at 02:55 PM, Sgroppino Farms wrote:
> I'm interested in adding about 20 peach trees to my farm here in Zone
> 5 Coastal Maine and would very much like to plant a few good,
> off-the-beaten-path heirlooms that have been successful in tough Zone
> 5 Winters. Most people in my neck of the woods seem to be growing the
> same three peaches offered by Fedco (Belle of Georgia, Red Haven and
> Reliance) which I'm sure are great peaches. I'd Interested however in
> planting varieties aside from these. I'm currently considering four
> that sound intriguing (BlushingStar, Double Jewel, Erly-Red-Fre and
> John Boy), but don't want to bother if they simply don't do well in
> the Northern climates. Does anyone out there have any experiences
> with Peaches in Zone 5? I'd love to hear what varieties have worked
> for you in these blustery Northern Winters.
> Any/all feedback greatly appreciated. Thanks.
> John A Gasbarre
> Sgroppino Farms
> Vinalhaven Island, Maine
> sgroppino at sgroppino.com
> USDA Zone 5
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