The Flamin’ Fury® PF 9A-007 peach tree bears large and firm freestone peaches that will melt in you mouth. Not only does the tree bear high quality fruit with a crimson red blush, but it is also resistant to bacterial leaf spot. In fact, the Flamin’ Fury® PF 9A-007 peach trees are one of the many high quality trees developed by New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers University. When the peach trees start to bloom in the spring, your garden will be decorated with beautiful, fragrant, pink flowers. We grow this peach tree on Lovell rootstock, one of the regular peach tree rootstocks which produces trees that are about 10-12 ft in height. If you would like more information on how to plant and grow this tree, see our guide or read this article.
- Uses: Eating fresh, baking, canning, and freezing
- Taste: Firm, delicious acidic flavor that will melt in your mouth
- Fruit Size: large, globose and slightly ovate
- Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height
- Color: reddish – yellow base with a crimson blush
- Type: Freestone
- Hardiness Zones: 5-8
- Harvest period: Late July to early August, a couple of days after Redhaven
- Pollination: Self-Pollinating, although crop amount will increase when you plant other peach trees nearby.
- Cultivation: This peach tree grows best in full sun with loamy well drained soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0. Not only will it bear fruit 2-3 years after planting, but it is also very vigorous and productive. However, it must be pruned in order for the crop to grow well. When you plant the trees, be sure to add fertilizer 6 weeks after planting. In fact, you can place the fertilizer in a circle around the tree although keep it 18 inches away from the trunk so that the roots spread out from the trunk. You can also add ¾ pound of nitrogen fertilizer in the second year.
- Diseases: The tree has very low susceptibility to bacterial spot. Copper sprays can help protect this tree form diseases such as canker.