Angel Peach™

Available from retail stockists
Self-pollinating

Only available from retail stockists in VIC and SA.

 

Variety 97-2HA-18PC

 

Angel Peach™ is a novel-shaped flat peach with exceptionally sweet fruit that is suited to colder growing regions. The Angel Peach differs from other flat peaches as it boasts delicious yellow flesh instead of white. This page is for our full-sized Angel Peach for colder climates which is available in retail garden centers’ only. 

All peach varieties chosen in the dwarf range produce full size fruit and are sweet and crisp to eat.

Suitability
Not recommended for coastal Qld and northern NSW as winters are not cold enough to produce fruit.
fruit tree growing suitable map Australia
Uses
A low maintenance tree ideal for backyards, pots, or tubs because of its dwarfing tree size.
Tree height
3.0m
Tree width
3.0m
Skin colour
Pink to light red
Flesh
White fleshed, clingstone
Fruit shape
Flat
Fruit size
Medium
Flavour
Sweet and juicy
Harvest time
January to early February
Fruit uses
Eating fresh, stewing and preserving
Comments
Prolific bearer

Description

Site Selection – Plant in full sun. In hot climates, consider a space where the tree receives afternoon shade to reduce fruit scalding. If planting, prepare your site with compost, soil improvers, or composted manure.

Planting Dig your hole at the time of planting. Dig a hole twice the width of the rootball/pot, and one and a half deep. Backfill with a mixture of premium garden soil and good quality soil from the hole. Mulch and water in well. Note – do not use this fill in extremely clay or sandy soils. Create a mound, spend time adjusting your soil, or use a pot. See more information about this in the growing guides in our Plant Care tab.

Potting – Use a pot at least 50cms wide and deep. Use high quality premium potting mix, you may add perlite or pine bark to add structure. Mulch and water in well.

Staking – Staking may not be necessary but where utilised, use two stakes with soft, loose ties around the tree. Ensure the tree can still ‘wiggle’ in the wind to develop strong anchorage on its own. Remove the stakes when the trunk is thicker than the stake used, or in year 2.

Watering – Use the 1,2,3,4 method to establish. Water once a day for a week, then every two days for two weeks, then every three days for three weeks, and so on. Always adjust to your local weather and increase watering in hot and windy weather, decrease in cold or rainy weather.

Fertilising – Use a balanced fertiliser blend with added nitrogen. Peaches and nectarines are hungry in comparison to other deciduous fruit trees. The main fertilising period is Spring and Autumn. To give you a general guide, PlantNet® has created a great guide for fertilising deciduous fruit trees in pots from trial work completed by PlantNet® over a 3 year period.

Pruning – Prune bareroot or dormant trees in winter back by 1/3 at time of planting. Prune at the end of winter every following year. See the Plant Care tab linked below for more information.

Pest & Disease Control – Spray with an organic Bordeaux spray at the start of winter, and twice just before bud swell at the end of winter. This controls many diseases, including leaf curl, and overwintering pests. Many insect pests can be controlled with netting once flowers have formed fruit. For further information view our  Common Fruit Tree Pests and Diseases article.

For further information, visit our Plant Care page to view all of our growing guides, fertiliser trials, and seasonal tips!