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Peach Tree, ‘Florida King’

‘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 are self-pollinating and 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, be sure to choose a location that allows for peach trees to spread up to 20 feet. They will need hot weather during their growing season, well-drained soil, and need fertilizer regularly.  To maintain their size and encourage new growth, they require heavy pruning.  Peach trees begin to bear fruit at approximately 3 years of age and will reach peak productivity at 8 to 12 years.

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

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.