Glenglo™ Peach Tree Overview
The Glenglo™ peach tree is very popular among the Mid-Atlantic region growers for its peach flavor, early ripening time, and tolerance to bacterial spot. In fact it is regarded as having one of the best flavors among the early ripening varieties. These trees produce delicious, semi-clingstone, yellow-fleshed peaches with radiant pink flowers in the spring. Not only is the fruit delicious, juicy, firm, and sweet, but it is also perfect for canning, preserving, and baking as well as eating off the tree. In fact it is the best substitute for the popular Sentry peach tree. W. Glen Welsh discovered the Glenglo™ peach tree in Martinsburg, West Virginia.
Just like some other peach trees, the Glenglo™ peach tree prefers fertile well-draining soils. It can grow well in hardiness zones 5-9. Moreover these peaches will ripen in the early season In the spring 14 days before Redhaven. When they flower, they will decorate the landscape with a bouquet of aromatic, pink blossoms. Glenglo™’s fruit bud hardiness is similar to that of Desiree, Early Redhaven, and PF24C Cold Hardy. 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: Firm, juicy, very sweet, almost no acidity
- Size: round
- Color: Yellow base with a scarlet blush and yellow flesh
- Height: 12-15ft
- Type: Semi-clingstone
- Hardiness Zones: 5-9
- Harvest period: Early season, 14 days before Redhaven
- Pollination: Although the Glenglo™ 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 is tolerant to bacterial spot.
- Cultivation: These peach trees need well-drained, fertile soils, and full-partial sun. Additionally, these trees are vigorous and productive.