Babcock Peach Tree
Bright White Flesh Babcock Peach Tree
- 300 Chill Hours
- Freestone Peach
- Super Sweet, Aromatic Peach
- Nearly Fuzz-less
- Bright White Flesh Accented Red Near Pit
- Traditional Favorite for Fresh Eating and Canning
- Firm Flesh
- Showy Pink Flowers in Spring
Grow your own great-tasting white peaches from a beloved variety. Babcock Peach (Prunus persica 'Veteran') produces sweet, aromatic, juicy peaches in low chill areas.
Prefer a fuzz-less peach? Smooth-skinned Babcock is your variety.
These reliable producers are easy-care and self-pollinating. Babcock scores off the charts in taste tests.
Enjoy the special fruit fresh from your tree, or can them for later use in pies, preserves and other goodies. Their freestone pits pull away cleanly from the flesh for easy preparation.
Beautiful pink flowers bloom in late mid-season, which is a bit later than other low chill varieties. That makes Babcock quite versatile in a wider geographic range, although selections like Veteran Peach are more successful further north.
Since the 1920's, Babcock set the quality standard for white peaches for decades, and is a superb all-around choice for backyard orchards. Enjoy the luscious tree-ripe fruit, still warm from the sun.
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How to Use Babcock White Peach in the Landscape
Warm zone landscapes have relied on Babcock White Peach for nearly 100 years. This tree produces beautiful, red-blushed fruit.
Use the creamy white flesh in special recipes. It's firm enough to stand up to canning, but can't be beat as a fresh eating treat. Try it with homemade ice cream! There is nothing better.
Except, of course, peach pie and preserves. Babcock is an all-arounder, and will satisfy all your peach dreams.
Grow a single Babcock Peach if space is at a premium. Or, add additional varieties with early and late harvest seasons to extend your season of tree-ripe fruit.
Did you know that all fruiting trees can be kept much smaller with an annual summer pruning? Control the height and spread for easy harvest. Watch our YouTube channel to learn more.
#ProPlantTips for Care
Plant Babcock Peach trees in full sun, where it will receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. Morning sun is best, as the strong rays quickly dry off the foliage from overnight dew.
Babcock Peaches need fertile, well-drained soils. Improve drainage by creating a mounded heap of soil 12 to 18 inches above the soil line and 3 feet out from the trunk, or plant in a raised bed.
Apply mulch over the root system to a depth of 3 inches. Spread it out 3 feet from the outside of the canopy.
These trees are vigorous and produce an abundant fruit set. For best results, thin your crop when the developing fruit is about an inch long. Select one piece of fruit to develop about every 6 inches, so it has enough space to develop.
Join the Babcock White Peach fan club, it's a big one! Order your trees from the expert growers at Nature Hills today.
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Prunus persica 'Babcock'|
|Mature Height||12 - 15 feet|
|Mature Spread||12 - 15 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|