John Boy® Peach Tree


The John Boy® peach tree is a favorite freestone peach variety if you want a delicious mid-season peach. Not only is the fruit large and delicious, but it also has good resistance to bacterial leaf spot. Moreover it matures 10-14 days before Loring. In 1981, Ed Clendening’s son, John, noticed that a branch on a Loring peach tree had ripened earlier than the other green peaches and so created our John Boy® variety from this branch.

General Tree Height/Caliper: Most of our fruit trees (apple, peach, apricot, plum, pear, nectarine, quince, and cherry) are grafted/budded and are 4-6' tall with a caliper/diameter of about 1/4-3/4". Most have more than 5' height and 1/2" diameter. The other trees are seedlings, such as pawpaw, mulberry, persimmon, shade, berry, and flowering trees which range from 18-36" tall.

A rootstock primarily controls a tree's size and how early it bears fruit. Learn more about our specific rootstocks.