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Peach Tree, 'Belle of Georgia'

Grow Your Own Fresh Fruit Trees! Imagine fresh peach pie from your own peach tree!
The 'Belle of Georgia' peach is spicy, sweet and juicy. It has creamy, white flesh with tinges of red and the outside has a nice scarlet blush. The flesh is very firm and the peach is highly flavored. This is a heavy-bearing, high quality peach. It is an excellent freestone peach and the freestone characteristic makes it easy to eat. 'Belle of Georgia' is considered a heirloom cultivar. It will ripen in August, and requires 800 chill hours. This midseason peach is vigorous and frost tolerant, a heavy bearer.

This antique variety is has long been held in the memories of southern childhoods as one of the best peaches ever eaten. The large freestone peach ripens with a slight blush. White and melting, the very sweet flesh is excellent for fresh eating and ice cream. This variety tends to bloom in mid spring with bright pink flowers. Almost all peaches are self-fertile and require no pollinators. They will set heavy crops on single trees, which need heavy and aggressive thinning early in the season for best fruit size.

The peach is the most adaptable of all fruit trees for home gardens. When planting, they should be spaced to allow a spread of 20 feet. At 3 or 4 years of age they begin to bear large crops and reach peak productivity at 8 to 12 years. Peaches need clear, hot weather during their growing season and require well-drained soil as well as a regular fertilizing program. They also require heavier pruning than any other fruit trees to maintain size and encourage new growth. Most peach varieties are self-pollinating, not requiring a second tree. Cannot tolerate extreme winter cold or late frost.

Plant Details +

Botanical Prunus persica 'Belle of Georgia'
Cultivator Type Peach, 'Belle of Georgia'
Family Rosaceae
Height 15-25' or as pruned
Spacing 12-14'
Hardiness Zone 5-8, -10º to -20ºF
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Green
Fruit White flesh and scarlet blush
Harvest August

General Information +

Tip: Belle of Georgia' is well adapted to the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and some areas of the Midwest. Water regularly during first growing season to establish deep root system.

Use: White flesh, freestone peach. Firm texture & sweet, spicy flavor. Fruits, Desserts, Landscape, Trees.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Moisture: Average Water. Water regularly as needed.

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. 1. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. 2. Set the tree in place so the crown (part of the tree where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. 3. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.