Belle of Georgia Peach Tree, Prunus persica, is a fruit-bearing tree with loads of decorative features. Plant one near a front entrance to ensure a beautiful spring display and bountiful fall harvest of delicious fruit.
Belle of Georgia Peach Tree (Prunus 'Belle of Georgia') is particularly noted for its abundance of mid-spring pink blossoms which are sure to transform your yard into a spectacular welcome for the coming summer.
Belle of Georgia produces large, firm fruit with blushed red cheeks and yellow-cream highlights. The large, creamy-white flesh is sweet and succulent! Excellent for fresh eating right off the tree, baking or canned for winter use.
The late August harvest ensures you’ll have time for enjoying your peaches for their ornamental value long before you even harvest them to partake of their outstanding quality and delicious flavor.
Your Belle of Georgia Peach Tree is more than just a fruit-producing tree. This tree proves that edibles can be both ornamental and delicious!
A fantastic specimen and focal point tree, swap out that flowering tree that is only pretty once a year, for a dual (or triple!) purpose landscaping ornamental that provides high yields of delectable fruit!
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.
With their enchanting color and delicate scent, the flowers are a strong draw to butterflies and other pollinators for your yard. Plant near your vegetable and pollinator gardens to draw more beneficial pollinators to your aid!
Belle of Georgia Peach Trees are hardy trees, disease resistant and self-pollinating. Resistant to bacterial leaf spot and brown rot.
Fruit trees need full sun to develop the best fruit, requiring at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. Hardy in USDA zones 5-8, these are readily adaptable and tolerant trees in many growing zones.
Belle of Georgia adapts to a variety of soils, even tolerating poor soil, just as long as it is well-drained. For best results though, provide your tree with a good start in rich, organic soil, amended with manure and compost in a well-drained soil site.
For best results, fertilize your tree regularly with Dr. Earth Fruit Tree Fertilizer or a good organic, slow-release fertilizer. Add Nature Hills Root Booster while planting for a life-long symbiotic relationship with the tiny feeder roots.
Provide ample water for your young tree while it becomes established, not allowing it to dry out between waterings. Then reduce your watering to moderate, yet consistent moisture during the heat of summer and when fruiting.
While drought-tolerant, it’s best to protect your investment by providing supplemental watering in times of need. A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill.
Prune to keep an open canopy for sunlight and airflow to reach the interior of the tree, and to remove dead, diseased or damaged limbs. Reaching 18-25 feet tall and 15-20 feet wide, It is easy to maintain this tree much smaller if needed, that way any sized yard can accommodate their own Peach tree! Read more in our Garden Blog on Peach tree care!
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! Order your own Southern Belle of Georgia Peach Tree from NatureHills.com today!
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.
|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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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.
|Botanical Name||Prunus 'Belle of Georgia'|
|Mature Height||18 - 25 feet|
|Mature Spread||15 - 20 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Widely adaptable|
|Harvest Time||Late Season|
|Fruiting Time||3-5 Years|
|When To Prune||Late Winter|