‘Florida King’ Peach is an excellent choice for home gardeners in the south. This vigorous fruit tree is widely planted across the gulf coast and produces abundant crops of high-quality peaches. The clingstone fruit is large and firm with a smooth texture.
Its skin is yellow, which blushes with red when it ripens. ‘Florida King’ peaches typically ripen in May to early June and have a delicious, sweet flavor. Grow your own fresh peaches for fresh eating, cobblers, pies, tea, and other tasty treats!
When planting, choose a location that allows peach trees to spread up to 20 feet. They will need hot weather during their growing season, well-drained soil, and regular fertilizer. To maintain their size and encourage new growth, they require heavy pruning. Peach trees begin to bear fruit at approximately three years of age and will reach peak productivity at 8 to 12 years.
- Excellent for southern climates
- Abundant crop