Harrow Diamond Peach Tree Overview
The Harrow Diamond peach tree is a cold hardy, disease resistant freestone peach that is not only non browning but also very cold hardy. In fact it was developed in the Harrow Research Station in Ontario, Canada. Introduced in 1984 and tested as HW 213. It is a cross between Redskin and Harbinger. It is one of the first to ripen in Ontario. Additionally this tree is moderately vigorous, spreading and very productive. Moreover this tree has resistance to bacterial leaf spot and brown rot. It produces 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 Harrow Diamond peach tree prefers fertile, loamy, well-draining soils. It can grow well in hardiness zones 5-8. Moreover these peaches will ripen late July. When they bloom, 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 guides.
- Uses: Eating fresh, canning, freezing, cooking, preserving, deserts
- Taste/Texture: Firm, juicy, excellent taste
- Size: Medium 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: Late July
- Pollination: Although the Harrow Diamond 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 leaf spot and brown rot.
- Cultivation: These peach trees need loamy, well-drained, fertile soils, and full sun. Additionally this tree is moderately vigorous with a spreading growth pattern. It also produces good crops.