|I'm interested in growing a peachtree in south florida...any advice?
|The University of Florida has been breeding low-chill peaches for several years now and has come up with some winners. Here are a few of their best:
Flordabelle: High yielding and big, a red skinned peach. Ripens in May. Fruit averages 2 1/2 to 3 inches in diameter. Golden-yellow flesh. Self-pollinating.
Florida Prince: Medium-sized fruit is semi-cling and early, firm yellow flesh is covered by a beautiful deep red-blushed skin. Ripens in May. Self-pollinating.
Tropic Beauty: Medium-sized, red-skinned peach. Soft, semi-freestone, yellow center. Excellent flavor. Ripens mid-May. Self-pollinating.
Flordaking: This is a new University of Florida release. Very sweet, ripens in early May. Fruit averages 2 to 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Clingstone, with beautiful, red- blushed skin and golden-yellow flesh. Self-pollinating.
Gulfcrest: Large clingstone peach with beautiful, red- blushed skin and golden-yellow flesh. Firm, sweet flesh that can ripen longer on the tree. Ripens May. Self-pollinating.
Gulfking: Large clingstone peach with small pits. Red over gold skin and yellow flesh. Firm, sweet flesh that can ripen longer on the tree. Plant Patent No. 14683 P2. Ripens early May. Self-pollinating.
Gulfprince: High yields of medium-sized semi-clingstone peaches with red- blushed skin and golden-yellow flesh. Firm, sweet flesh that can ripen longer on the tree. Ripens late May to early June. Self-pollinating.
Best wishes with your new peach tree!