Bonita Peach is a great choice for a peach tree that will provide you with pretty pink flowers in spring and gorgeous, sweet fruit in late July-early August. It's an attractive and fun way to grow your own healthy fruit right in your own yard!
Imagine picking your own homegrown Peach fresh from the tree and biting into the flesh, still warm from the sun's rays! Your Bonita Peach Tree (Prunus 'Bonita') begins the spring season with a flourish of petite, pink blossoms that herald the coming harvest with their cheerful display and delicate fragrance.
Lovely green leaves in summer are long with a light wavy look to them. Providing lush shade and screening all summer into fall. As the summer progresses, the flowers give way to dangling orbs that develop into medium/large peaches with lively, yellow color highlighted by a rosy blush.
Your delectable fruit is ready for harvest from late July to early August when the enticing peaches have reached the height of their juicy goodness. Bonita is known for having a rich, robust flavor, its taste on your tongue both sweet and subacid when you bite into the firm flesh.
The bright yellow flesh of this peach variety is sweet, juicy and very rich. Your morning smoothie or bowl of yogurt will taste extra rich, and they make a divine Peach cobbler!
They are best eaten fresh, but you can also use these peaches for all your jams, jellies and baking needs, but they’re especially good for freezing. Churn some into your own sweet cream peach ice cream for a delightful summer treat!
Plant one by your terrace, or several in a side yard where a row will not only provide luscious fruit, but also privacy, screening and tranquility. While self-fruitful, you’ll get a larger crop with more than one tree. You can even plant a mixed row of other Peach and fruit trees for the ultimate privacy barrier and smorgasbord!
Use Bonita to line your driveway for a one-of-a-kind welcome for your guests. These are beautiful specimen plants in their own right!
These ornamental beauties are standout focal points for both front and back gardens! A picturesque tree among your flower beds, or shading your seating areas or patio, you’ll enjoy year-round beauty from this fantastic tree!
Be sure to plant one outside your window so you can enjoy the view throughout the year and keep an eye on your developing harvest! Even in the winter, the handsome bark and branching structure of this tree looks fantastic!
Bonita is of course fantastic for United States coastal and warm climate home gardens and orchards! Staying a modest 10-15 feet tall and having a wide-reaching spread of 15-30 feet. Break out the lawn chairs or picnic basket and bask beneath the fluttering blossoms and buzzing bees, or relax under the dappled shade of this broad, strong tree!
You can of course prune this tree much smaller so your yard of any size can accommodate these delights! Try your hand at something next level - by training your tree into the ultimate space-saving and architectural form of Espalier! You’ll certainly get all the compliments with this unique addition to your garden!
Fruit trees do their very best in full sun, requiring at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. Bonita is hardy in USDA growing zones 7-10 and tolerates heat and humidity with ease. Also fantastic for coastal areas and higher saline soils, you won’t have to go without a fruit tree in tricky conditions any longer!
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.
Bonita Peach trees grow in a wide range of soil types but do best in enriched, loamy, well-drained soils. Add compost and organic matter to your site and provide a thick layer of mulch over the root system’s surface. This keeps moisture levels more consistent and insulates the roots from both heat and cold.
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 feeder roots.
Bonita Peach trees are generally easy to care for and need minimal maintenance. Prune to keep an open canopy for sunlight and air circulation to reach the interior. For more information on pruning your fruit tree, head over to our Garden Blog for tips and tricks on caring for Peach trees and more!
Bonita is self-fruitful so you can try just one at first...but it certainly won't be long until you'll wish you had several! Get growing your own gorgeous, tasty garden treats by ordering your own Bonita Peach Tree at NatureHills.com before they’re gone!
Nature Hills Nursery sells fruit trees with mature root systems that are already three to four years old, so you’ll enjoy fruit sooner than you would with younger trees! Expect a young peach tree to begin fruiting by the 3rd year after you plant it.
Be sure to plant your peach in a sunny and well-drained location. Once your Bonita (Prunus persica 'Bonita') has been established (after the first year), it can typically add 12-18 inches of new growth in a growing season. If your plants are adding less than that in a season, it may be worth your while to check the fertility level.
Peach trees grow best in well-drained, fertile soil in at least 6 hours of full sun per day or more.
All peach trees are self-fertile, however planting more than one peach tree that blooms at about the same time, boosts yields on both trees and extends your harvest time!
Bonitas are typically ready to harvest in July. Keep in mind exact harvest times are subject to change depending on the hardiness zones they’re being grown in.
Early-Season? Mid-Season? Late-Season? The terminology can be confusing for new peach tree growers. Weather, climate and your tree determine when it’s ripe.
Bareroot peach trees can be planted in spring when they are available in your area. Container-grown peach trees can be very successfully transplanted all throughout the growing season. Check for first and last frost dates for your area with your local County Extension Office.
Make your life easier and your yard happier by shopping for peach trees at NatureHills.com online fruit tree nursery. You’ll find a massive selection of fruit trees for sale, including many lovely peach tree varieties!
Choose the right tree for your area by first finding your USDA growing zone by entering your zip code in the field above the Plant Highlights section on our product pages. Narrow down your options by plant hardiness zone, sun availability, and size requirements.
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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.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|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|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Prunus 'Bonita'|
|Mature Height||10 - 15 feet|
|Mature Spread||15 - 30 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Harvest Time||Mid Season|
|Fruiting Time||3-5 Years|
|Pruning Time||Late Winter|