The White Lady Peach
  • Pollinator Required ? No 
  • Type : Standard 
  • Characteristics : freestone 
  • Mature Height : 15-18 feet 
  • Support Required : No 
  • Bloom Period : N/A 
  • Sun Exposure : Full Sun 
  • Will Produce Fruit In: 3-5 years 
  • Harvest Period : Mid Aug 
  • Soil Type : all types 
  • Zones : 5 - 9

The White Lady Peach Tree - Prunus persica 'White Lady' :
The White Lady Peach Tree, Prunus persica 'White Lady' is among the best of the new low acid, high sugar, fresh market white peaches. The red-skinned fruits are medium to large, very firm, and is a freestone. It was one of the top scoring varieties at a blind fruit tasting event. 

The average fruit diameter is 2.5 to 3.0 inches. The harvest season begins in late July. Eighty to 95% of the fruit surface is covered with a dark pinkish red over a cream background. The White Lady does not need a pollinator to produce fruit.

White Lady Peach cold hardiness:

Zone 5  -10 Degrees °F to -20 Degrees °F
Zone 9  +30 Degrees °F to +20 Degrees °F
Fruit Tree Hardiness Zones Map

Peach Tree History

The scientific name persica, along with the word "peach" itself and its cognates in many European languages, derives from an early European belief that peaches were native to Persia (now Iran). The modern botanical consensus is that they originate in China, and were introduced to Persia and the Mediterranean region along the Silk Road before Christian times.

Both types of Peaches white and yellow flesh varieties often have some red on their skin. Low-acid white-fleshed peaches are the most popular kinds in China, Japan, and neighboring Asian countries, while Europeans and North Americans have historically favored the acidic, yellow-fleshed kinds.

Cultivated peaches are divided into "freestone" and "clingstone" cultivars, depending on whether the flesh sticks to the stone or not; both kinds can have either white or yellow flesh. Peaches with white flesh typically are very sweet with little acidity, while yellow-fleshed peaches typically have an acidic tang coupled with sweetness, though this also varies greatly.  Info source

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