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peach 'Duke of York'
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
Peach 'Duke of York' is a reliable cultivar with green fruit and white flesh. They are of good quality and flavour, but this cultivar needs protection to grow and crop well. Crops from mid to late July
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 as a free standing bush
Peaches are propagated by grafting onto a rootstock for fruit. Or propagate by seed, although the fruit from the seedlings is likely to be inferior in flavour to the parent. Seed-raised trees take four to five years to bear fruit
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cottage & Informal Garden
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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