Sugar Giant Peach Tree Overview
The Sugar Giant peach tree not only bears one of the largest white-fleshed peaches with an amazing flavor, but also is one of the best performing. In fact Zaiger Genetics in Modesto, California developed this peach tree. They produce delicious freestone white with red blushed peaches with radiant pink flowers in the spring. Not only is the fruit firm, juicy, and sweet, but it is also perfect for canning, preserving, and baking as well as eating off the tree.
Just like some other peach trees, the Sugar Giant peach tree prefers fertile well-draining soils. It can grow well in hardiness zones 5-9. Additionally, it needs around 800-900 chill hours which are the average hours of air temperature between 32° and 45° F in a typical winter season. Moreover these peaches will ripen mid-season In the spring. When they flower, they will decorate the landscape with a bouquet of aromatic, pink blossoms. If you would like more information on how to plant and grow fruit trees, see the articles in our guide.
- Uses: Eating fresh, canning, cooking, preserving
- Taste: Juicy, sweet, exceptional firmness and flavor
- Size: Very large
- Color: White skin with a scarlet blush and white flesh
- Height: 12-15ft
- Type: Freestone
- Hardiness Zones: 5-9
- Harvest period: Mid-season, July
- Pollination: Although the Sugar Giant peach tree is self-fertile, which means it can produce fruit without the help of other trees, the fruiting can improve when you plant other peach varieties close by.
- Diseases: In order to prevent diseases like leaf curl and brown rot, spraying is a good idea. However it does show medium resistance to bacterial spot.
- Cultivation: This peach tree is very vigorous and productive. However it does need well-drained, fertile soils and full-partial sun.
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