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Prunus can be deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs with showy flowers in spring, and often good autumn foliage colour. Some have edible fruit in autumn, and a few species have ornamental bark
'Rochester' is a yellow-fleshed peach with a reasonable flavour. Fruits are large, juicy, fibrous and gold. Cropping time is around the middle of August
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in a moist, but well-drained soil in full sun. Protect flowers from frosts with horticultural fleece. Best grown fan-trained, although in the south of England can be grown free-standing
Peaches are propagated by grafting onto a rootstock for fruit. Can also be propagated by seed, but the resulting fruit is likely to be inferior to that of the parent
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning Prune established fans in spring and summer. Free standing peaches are pruned in the same way as pruning acid cherries
Pests Glasshouse red spider mite, aphids, and scale may be problematic, especially on wall-trained specimens or those grown in a glasshouse. Squirrels may damage fruit
Protect peaches against peach leaf curl, by covering the plant from autumn to spring. Bacterial canker, silver leaf, brown rot and replant diseases may cause problems
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