Gloria® Peach Tree Overview
The Gloria® peach tree is a favorite freestone peach for deserts with resistance to bacterial spot. What makes this peach unique is its attractive color, low acidity, high sugar content, and firm flesh. In fact this variety is a new addition from the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station and also known as NJ 351. Additionally this tree is vigorous, spreading and very productive. Since it is productive, be sure to thin in the spring so that the fruits develop adequately. It has freestone peaches which have flesh that separate easily from the pit compared to clingstones which cling to the pit.
Just like some other peach trees, the Gloria® peach tree prefers fertile, loamy, well-draining soils. It can grow well in hardiness zones 5-8. Moreover these peaches will ripen around August 19-22, approximately 25 days after Redhaven. They bloom later and when they do, 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, freezing, cooking, preserving, deserts
- Taste/Texture: Excellent firmness, juicy, low acid with a high sugar content.
- Size: Large fruit
- Color: Yellow flesh. The skin is orange-yellow with a red blush.
- Height: This tree will reach 12-15’ if pruned well. If it is not pruned well it can reach 25’ tall.
- Type: Freestone
- Hardiness Zones: 5-8
- Harvest period: August 19-22, approximately 25 days after Redhaven
- Pollination: Although the Gloria® peach tree is self-pollinating, 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: This tree has resistance to bacterial spot.
- Cultivation: These peach trees need loamy, well-drained, fertile soils, and full sun. Additionally this tree is vigorous, spreading and very productive.