The University of Florida has developed high-quality, low-chilling, early-maturing peach and nectarine cultivars that can be grown from the panhandle of Florida to as far south as Immokalee.
Low-chilling cultivars can grow and produce fruit under Florida conditions that are much warmer in winter than in northern states. Furthermore, ripening of these cultivars during April and May ensures an early spring market window for tree-ripe fresh fruit in Florida before peaches and nectarines from other southeastern states and California come to market.
Both commercial and dooryard recommended varieties span the growing season.
USDA hardiness zones: 5B through 8
Uses: Bonsai; espalier; fruit tree; hedge; recommended for buffer strips around parking lots or for median strip plantings in the highway; no proven urban tolerance
Availability: generally available in many areas within its hardiness range
DESCRIPTION Height: 15 to 25 feet Spread: 15 to 25 feet Crown uniformity: irregular outline or silhouette Crown shape: round Crown density: dense
Growth rate: fast
More information can be found At the UF Peach and Nectarine Fact sheet, click here to view.
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