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Peach Tree, 'Florida King'

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Peach 'Florida King' is suitable for the warmer areas of the Southeast, and Florida. The fruit is medium to large, a clingstone peach with early, firm, yellow fruit. This peach is very sweet-tasting, with a nice smooth texture and a vigorous grower. Its fruit is yellow and the skin is yellow but, when ripe, is heavily blushed with red. 'Florida King' is widely planted across the gulf coast and produces abundant crops of great flavored yellow peaches. It is a firm, flavorful, very sweet clingstone peach that ripens in mid-May.

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 'Florida King'
Cultivator Type Peach, 'Florida King'
Family Rosaceae
Height 15-20' or as pruned
Spacing 15-20'
Hardiness Zone 6-9, -10º to 30ºF
Attracts Butterflies, Wildlife, Visual Attention, Songbirds / Birds
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Green
Fruit White flesh and scarlet blush
Harvest Mid-May

General Information +

Tip: Florida King' is a clingstone peach. Great tree for the Deep South. Not cold tolerant. Water regularly during first growing season to establish deep root system. The fruit is medium to large peach with early, firm, yellow fruit. Vigorous, needs to be well thinned.

Use: Flavor is excellent, firm with a pleasant, sweet taste. A clingstone peach. 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.