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Sweet Georgia Peaches From Your Backyard
Sweet, juicy, and colorful—the Belle of Georgia Peach is as gorgeous as its name implies. This flavorful fruit will enhance your yard's appeal as much as it dazzles your taste buds.
The Belle's peaches are known for being larger and sweeter than average. When they ripen in late August, their supple skin will turn an orange cream, brightening your landscape before gracing your plate.
Besides its plentiful fruit, the Belle of Georgia Peach Tree grows with a neat, rounded crown and dark green leaves that turn deep yellow in fall. In spring, you'll enjoy the Belle's showy, fragrant pink flowers that will give way to a delectable harvest in early fall.
Can them, bake them, or eat them as a snack. Your Belle of Georgia Peaches can be enjoyed in a variety of dishes. Plus, the tree is self-pollinating so you don't need a second tree to deliver delicious fruit (although planting additional trees will increase your yield).
Get huge, juicy peaches, lovely fall color, and bright springtime blooms with the Belle of Georgia Peach. Order yours today!
Belle of Georgia Peach Tree Pollination
Belle of Georgia Peach Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Belle of Georgia Peach Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.
Planting & Care
1. Planting: Plant your Belle of Georgia Peach Tree in a full sun area (receiving at least 6-8 hours of sunlight a day). The Belle of Georgia prefers well-draining, sandy or loamy soil. Be sure to protect your tree from heavy winds by planting on the sunniest side of a building or your home. Remember: the Belle requires 800 chill hours.
When you're ready to plant, dig a hole twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep. Place your tree and cover the roots with soil, watering occasionally as you go along to remove any air pockets that may have formed. Gently pat the soil down until the roots are completely covered. Finally, water the planting site and mulch to help retain moisture in the soil.
2. Watering: Keep the soil around your Belle of Georgia moist. It's best to water once a week by leaving a hose at a slow drip at the base of the tree for a couple of hours. Once the soil around the tree has dried, water the tree again. During times of extreme heat, your tree may need additional water.
Tip: Yellowing of the leaves is a sign of overwatering, while leaves that are dry and brown can be a sign of underwatering.
3. Fertilization: After your tree has been in the ground for 6 weeks, apply 1 lb. of a balanced fertilizer formula such as 12-12-12. In addition, apply ¾ lb. of fertilizer in the spring before new growth. Repeat this in the summer and fall as well.
4. Pruning: The Belle of Georgia will need to be pruned the first two years in order to maintain an open center shape and encourage fruit production. Prune your tree in late winter or early spring using pruning shears and making your cuts at a 45-degree angle.
Trim away any broken/dead branches and any that are criss-crossing by making your cut right below the dead wood.
5. Pollination: The Belle of Georgia is a self-pollinating peach, so you'll get fruit with just one tree. Plant more trees to increase your fruit yield.
Tip: Once your tree begins to fruit, thin your peaches out. Thinning out your peaches will help to increase your overall production. Peaches on the top and outside of the tree will likely be ready to pick first. They will be fully ripe when there is no green left on the skin and they come off with a slight twist.
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $129||$19.95|
|$129 +||FREE SHIPPING!|
|Mature Height:||15-25 ft.|
|Mature Width:||8-20 ft.|
|Botanical Name:||Prunus persica ‘Belle of Georgia’|
|Does Not Ship To:||AR,AZ,CA,ID,LA,WA|
|Grows Well In Zones:||5-8 outdoors|
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