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Florida King Peach Tree

Prunus persica ‘Florida king’

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Growing Zones: 6-9
(hardy down to 0℉)



Growing Zones 6-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

15-20 ft.

Mature Width:

15-20 ft.

Sunlight:

Full

Spacing:

15-20 ft.

Growth Rate:

Moderate

Drought Tolerance:

Moderate

Harvest Time:

May

Fruit Color:

Golden Yellow

Peach Stone Type

Semi-Freestone

Year to Bear:

2-3 years

Chill Hours (minimum):

300-400

You are in an area with ~1800 chill hours

Botanical Name:

Prunus persica ‘Florida king’

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, AR, CA, ID, LA, WA

Big, Juicy Fruit!

It’s no secret your standard grocery store peach has little chance of tasting like one fully ripened out of your own backyard. Brilliant, yellow skin with red-blush highlights, the Florida King (Flordaking) is packed with flavor! Ample in size -- 2 to 2.5 inches -- its sweet, juicy flesh is golden-yellow with a firm, full-bodied quality you’ll appreciate eating out-of-hand or reserving for the pantry.

Preferred Choice for Canning and Preserves

Most store-bought peaches are a freestone variety, while the Florida King is a clingstone peach. Known to be sweeter, juicier and tenderer than freestones, the Florida King Peach is a must-have for freezing, canning and preserves. In fact, it even contains more pectin, making it a favorite choice for jellies and jams!

Earliest Harvest Season!

The Florida King delivers a bounty of fresh produce when most fruit trees are just getting started. Blooms emerge in early spring with a crop ready to harvest by mid-May! And as a self-pollinator, it only takes one Florida King to see tasty results.

Look for an overall yellow skin tone to determine the Florida King’s ripeness. Red, sun-kissed highlights can be misleading; it’s most important these peaches have completely changed from green to yellow before picking. A ripe peach is slightly tender to the touch. Simply twist, pull… and eat! They can also be stored up to a week in the refrigerator before they should be eaten or preserved.

Grows in Warm Climates

Not so long ago, it was hard to find a peach that grew in the deep South, but not today. Considered a low chill peach, the Florida King only needs 300-400 hours below 45 degrees for good fruit production. Although cultivated for Gulf Coast heat, it can handle the cooler temperatures found around USDA Zone 6 and 7.

Infusion of Spring Color

The Florida King and its flaunty, pink blooms exhibit a vibrant array of color through spring, while permeating the air with its distinct peach tree scent. Not only will you – and any nearby neighbors -- appreciate the showy display, you’ll find butterflies, birds and bees enjoy the fanfare as well.

With spring in full swing, its green, leafy habitat and fruitful countenance take over. The Florida King is a standard variety, reaching 15-20 feet at maturity. A round, broad shape with upsweeping branches, it can become as wide as it is tall

Bountiful Harvest in Just a Few Seasons

It only takes 2 to 3 years for this peach tree variety to yield a generous crop. Give your Florida King the right setting, and it can produce up to 100 pounds of fruit at peak production.

While a dedicated fertilizing and pruning regimen are critical to overall success, these peaches just taste better if grown in a bright, sunny location. You’ll also see a big difference if its planted in well-draining soil with a pH between 6.0 and 6.5.

Whether your “backyard orchard” rivals the local farmers’ market or you’re considering your first fruit tree, the Florida King Peach promises to be a home-grown favorite. Get your order in today. This tree can be planted any time of year! 





Florida King Peach Tree Pollination

Florida King Peach Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Florida King Peach Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.

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Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Florida King Peach Tree



Step 1: Dig Your Hole


Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Florida King Peach Tree.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant


Next, separate the roots of your Florida King Peach Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole


As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Florida King Peach Tree again after the transplant is complete.


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