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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!
Full Planting & Care Instructions
|Mature Height:||15-20 ft.|
|Mature Width:||15-20 ft.|
|Year to Bear:||Can Fruit the 1st year!|
|Botanical Name:||Prunus persica|
|Does Not Ship To:||AR,AZ,CA,ID,LA,WA|
|Grows Well In Zones:||6-9 outdoors|