Edible fruit? - Knowledgebase Question

Pittsburgh, PA (Zone 6A)
Question by morjazz04
April 27, 2007
I just purchased a Bonfire Patio peach tree, which claims on the tag to have edible fruit. However, everything I've read tonight says that the fruit is inedible and usually just falls off. It dosen't seem to be a fruit tree, but an ornamental. Is this the case?


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Answer from NGA
April 27, 2007

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Bonfire Patio peach is basically an ornamental. It is a compact dwarf purple-leaf peach, and while fruit production is minimal, this sensational tree is prized for its ornamental beauty, showy flowers and compact size. When it does produce, the white-fleshed fruit is streaked with red. It ripens late, and it is edible.

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