Growing Zones: 6-9 outdoors(hardy down to 0℉) 6-9 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 12-14 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 10 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- August - September
- Year to Bear:
- Fruits 1st Year!
- Botanical Name:
- Prunus persica
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, AR, CA, ID, LA, WA
Dr. Davis: Fast Growing, Fresh and Fruits the First Year
There’s nothing like the fresh, juicy taste of a ripe peach. And after just one year in your garden, the Dr. Davis Peach Tree provides plenty. This crisp cultivar developed at the University of California wows, with robust peaches and focal point looks.
Eye-catching hues, right in your backyard. Is there anything better? With the Dr. Davis, yellow hues contrast against a slight red blush, striking the perfect balance between bold and beauteous. Graceful vibes define this must-have fruit tree for a grand garden look you’ll love.
Best of all, the Dr. Davis’s more manageable size makes it well-suited to home landscapes. The Dr. Davis Peach Tree epitomizes beauty in bloom that demands attention, from houseguests to neighbors. A slight red blush with golden yellow flesh sets this tree apart.
Plus, you’ll get pretty, plump peaches after only two years. And no matter how you use them, the Dr. Davis Peach impresses. A unique, one-of-a-kind flavor merges with a firm texture for fruit that’s even better than the rest.
Just what the doctor ordered: the Dr. Davis Peach Tree. It’s made for upgrading your landscape. See what this coveted cultivar is all about!
Dr. Davis Peach Tree Pollination
Dr. Davis Peach Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Dr. Davis Peach Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.
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I am happy @ this point in time will have to see how this turns out. The company does what it says !
The package arrived quickly and I planted the next day. Put mulch around tree leaving trunk open no mulch. I watered while planting as dirt was added. Soaked mulch down to insure roots would have moisture.
Planting & Care
There's a lot to love when it comes to this coveted fruit tree. The Dr. Davis Peach Tree is self-fertile, so you only need one tree to get fruit (though more trees will produce even bigger and better fruit). Because it’s been budded, grafted and established at our nursery, you’ll have fruit the first year you own the tree. But while it’s low-maintenance and hassle-free, the Dr. Davis does require proper care to thrive.
Full sun and well-drained, fertile soil: the two ingredients needed for your Dr. Davis Peach Tree to thrive. The Dr. Davis needs at least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight each day during the growing season, as this is vital to high-quality, productive fruiting and the prevention of fungal issues.
And though the Dr. Davis prefers well-drained soil without heavy clays or sands, it does adapt to less-than-preferable soil types and drainage. When composts or fertilizers are added, the Dr. Davis Peach Tree is even more adaptable in nutritionally poor soil. Here are a few of our tips for planting that help your Dr. Davis stay happy and healthy:
1) Once your tree arrives, make sure it is watered as soon as possible. If you can’t plant your tree immediately, ensure its roots are hydrated and that the tree itself is kept in a sheltered location.
2) To plant your Dr. Davis Peach Tree, dig each hole shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width. After the hole is finished, loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can break through easily.
3) Finally, use your shovel or drag the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole to ensure it’s ready.
4) Separate the roots of your Dr. Davis Peach gently and position them downward, into the hold. The top of the root flare (the location where the roots end and the trunk begins) should be approximately an inch above the surrounding soil.
5) Ensure that the tree is placed vertically into the hole – to make it just right, use your level.
6) As you backfill the hole, use water to remove any air pockets and then remove debris, such as stones, grass and any clumps.
7) Water your Dr. Davis Peach Tree again after planting is complete.
Your newly planted Dr. Davis Peach Tree should be thoroughly watered. However, if the growing season around an inch of rainfall every 10 days or so, additional watering should be unnecessary.
Even in the midst of a drought, you should avoid overwatering your tree. Waterlogged roots are worse than dry roots! The most important rule of thumb is to pay attention to your Dr. Davis Peach Tree and how it adapts to its location. If you’re not sure how much water the tree needs, use a moisture meter to evaluate your soil.
If you’re planting your Dr. Davis Peach Tree during the fall season, wait until the spring to use fertilizer. With nutrient-rich soil, fertilizer is unnecessary until your Dr. Davis Peach Tree begins bearing fruit, or if your tree fails to grow adequately.
After your Dr. Davis Peach Tree starts bearing fruit, an application of high-nitrogen fertilizer is recommended, as its nitrogen intake increases. We recommend applying this fertilizer once during the early spring.
To encourage your Dr. Davis’s health and growth, apply 2 to 3 inches of organic material, such as wood bark, surrounding its root zone. Mulching your Dr. Davis Peach Tree can help discourage weeds, injury and evaporation, especially as you go into the winter months.
Prune your Dr. Davis Peach Trees each year during their dormant season. If you’re located in growing zones 6 or further up North, wait to prune your tree until the late winter. Annual pruning is vital to ensure your trees thrive.
When you do prune, make sure you’re pruning the Dr. Davis Peach Tree in an “open center” shape, which keeps the tree’s canopy open for light purposes. The best time to prune? Within 20 to 40 days of your Dr. Davis’s full bloom. Prune your tree so that each remaining peach is spaced 6 to 8 inches apart on the branches. Leave the center bloom in each cluster since it develops into the largest fruit.
Pests and Diseases
Because your tree is adaptable and durable (and boasts high resistance to root knot nematode), preventive spraying and proper care should mitigate any issue with pests or diseases. Good maintenance is essential for staving off these problems – adequate watering, fertilizing and pruning are vital.
When their characteristic color is completely developed, your peaches are ripe. You should see no more traces of green, and when gently squeezed, your ripened peaches will “give” a bit.
After you’ve picked and harvested your fresh peaches, it’s best to keep them out rather than refrigerate them. However, they will keep a few days longer when they’re kept in your refrigerator. Freezing or canning is also ideal so that no peach is left behind!
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. 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 $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of April 29th|
|Zones 5||Week of April 14th|
|Zones 6||Week of April 7th|
|Zones 11||Ships Now!|