Belle of Georgia Peach Tree
Succulent Fruit on an Ornamental Tree
Belle of Georgia Peach Tree, Prunus persica, is a fruit-bearing with decorative features. Plant one near a front entrance to ensure a beautiful spring display and bountiful fall harvest of delicious fruit.
Your Belle of Georgia Peach Trees is more than just a fruit-producing tree. This tree proves that edibles can be both ornamental and delicious!
Belle of Georgia produces large, firm fruit with blushed red skins and yellow-cream highlights. The fruit is sweet and succulent, perfect for eating right off the tree, baking or canned for winter use.
Belle of Georgia Peach Tree is particularly noted for its abundance of pink, springtime blossoms which are sure to transform your yard into a spectacular welcome for the coming summer.
With their enchanting color and delicate scent, the flowers are a strong draw to butterflies and other pollinators for your yard.
The summer foliage fills out the tree nicely, making for a delightful shade tree that offers relief for the heat of summer. There are few things as enjoyable as lying under your very own peach tree and gazing at the developing fruit as it dangles amid the branches.
The late August harvest ensures you time for enjoying your peaches for their ornamental value long before you even harvest them to partake of their outstanding quality and delicious flavor.
Belle of Georgia Peach Trees reach up to 25 feet in height with a spread of 20 feet. It’s a hardy tree, disease resistant and self pollinating.
This is a tree that will provide you with a large harvest with very little care needed on your part. If you love peaches, this is the tree for you!
* Heavy producer of fruit
Excellent White Peach with Distinguished Family Ties
Belle of Georgia, or the White Elberta Peach as it was referred to in the early 1880's, was the sister plant of the Elberta Peach. Both are famous Georgia Peaches with a common ancestor.
Both varieties originated from the seeds produced by Chinese Cling trees owned by I.C. Plant.
Colonel Lewis A. Rumph received seeds of 10 peach varieties from his family friend, I.C. Plant in 1857.
Col. Rumph was a member of a highly regarded fruit growing family. His son, Lewis A. Rumph and wife Virginia, and his grandson, Samuel Rumph, both received Chinese Cling peach seeds to plant.
Not so long after this planting, the selection of the Elberta Peach was made by Samuel, while Lewis selected a very promising white peach from his seedlings fruit.
It is said that at the time, Lewis wanted to name the fruit after his wife but was concerned about the credit going to the state of Virginia, and not his home state of Georgia. Instead, the name Belle was chosen, honoring Virginia's mother.
The Belle of Georgia, like the Elberta, quickly achieved local appreciation and in time became as popular as the Elberta was, as a famous Georgia Peach. Today, it is considered one of the most adaptable white peach available.
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Prunus 'Belle of Georgia'|
|Mature Height||18 - 25 feet|
|Mature Spread||15 - 20 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|