Delight-Ful Peach™

Available from retail stockists
Self-pollinating

Variety UFONE Fla.97-30C cv

 

Only available in Western Australia, Northern NSW, and Queensland from Retail Stockists.

Delight-Ful Peach™ is part of the Tropical Sensations® range, a group of very low chilling varieties suited to subtropical and coastal climates as far north as Rockhampton in Queensland. Delight-Ful Peach has excellent quality fruit and has been selected for its ease to grow in warmer climates.

This range of Peaches and Nectarines are available in store only in QLD and WA.

Suitability
Queensland as far north as Rockhampton, northern New South Wales and warmer areas of Western Australia. Not suited to Tasmania as this is a low chill variety and winters are to cold.
fruit tree growing suitable map Australia
Tree height
3.0m
Tree width
3.0m
Skin colour
60% red over yellow colour
Flesh
Yellow clingstone
Fruit shape
Round
Fruit size
Medium
Flavour
Sweet, firm and juicy
Harvest time
September to October
Fruit uses
Eating fresh, stewing, jams, cooking, preserving and dried apricots
Comments
Prolific bearer, peach rust resistant, good shelf life

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.

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!