[NAFEX] Cold Peaches ?
dmnorton at royaloakfarmorchard.com
Tue Nov 22 18:36:42 EST 2005
We have been growing peaches in zone 4b/5a for about 8 years. We planted
about 10 new varieties in April of 2004 and have had good success with the
Flamin' Fury PF1, PF7, PF24, Red Haven, John Boy, FA59 Coral Star, Encore,
Laurol, Contender and Sugar Giant being new varieties that are now have been
through one winter with no winter kill. Earliglow, Madison, Starking
Delicious, Reliance, Summer Pearl, Redskin and Stark Finale are our older
varieties and have been through -10 degrees with no problem.
Our Flamin' Fury are from Paul Friday in Michigan, but were purchased
through Adam's County Nursery in Pennsylvania. There stock is grown in
Sussex County, Delaware which is actually zone 6/7. You can visit Adam's
County site at http://www.acnursery.com and Paul Friday at
Our older trees came from Stark Bros. in Missouri. They have seen several
harsh winters and have weathered well. Hope some of the info helps.
Royal Oak Farm Orchard
----- Original Message -----
From: Richard MURPHY
Sent: Monday, November 21, 2005 7:03 PM
Subject: [NAFEX] Cold Peaches ?
Today's question is about peach trees.
I see 3 varieties listed as 'hardy'.
Reliance - Intrepid - Contender
All say 'zone 4'.
Descriptions vary, some claim bud & flower hardiness, too.
That's where my big orchard is; zone 4 central Maine.
Do any of you have first hand experience with peaches in southern zone 4
I intend to trial 2 trees of each, starting in spring '06.
Anyone been there ??
PS Remember that all that stuff you may consider to be common
knowledge, perhaps laying idle in your brain for years, can be dug up and
tossed at a novice such as myself. It is received, used, then tucked away
for the next dreamer.
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