If you want a disease-resistant peach tree with delicious fruit and dependable performance in areas with unpredictable late spring weather, you'll want to consider Frost Peach (Prunus persica 'Frost'). A mid-season ripening fruit, Frost features wonderful yellow-fleshed freestone peaches with a light red blush over greenish-yellow skin.
Frost is also known for a very showy display of full - almost double - pink spring flowers. Hummingbirds, bees and butterflies will be flocking to your gardens this year! Snip a few branches to bring in during late winter to force indoors!
The handsome, vibrant green foliage makes this a fantastic tree throughout the growing season, providing an amazing backdrop for the juicy gems to follow in mid-summer.
Gardeners have used the Frost peach as a focal point in the landscape. Give it a place of glory in full sun where the beautiful spring blooms can be admired, and the ripening fruit can be observed.
These juicy, and very sweet, medium-to-large size fruits hang ready on the tree for quite some time. That makes harvest very convenient. And really, there’s nothing like fresh peaches grown and harvested yourself! They just don’t compare to store-bought.
Frost Peaches are great for fresh eating, drying or baking. There is nothing like the smell and taste of a fresh-baked peach pie in the summertime! The Frost is the perfect peach for that pie. The freestone fruit saves you time preparing all your delicious summer desserts!
Don't forget that nothing brings out the flavor of certain fruits when cooking them on the grill. For a special treat, try your Frost peach lightly grilled, taste how it concentrates the sugars, bringing them to the surface of the peach slice, it's both fun and flavorful!
Their long hang time means you can take your time harvesting. That way you’ll not have to rush to try out all your favorite recipes!
A fantastic ornamental tree in blossom, in shape and when filled out in handsome verdant green foliage, Frost is perfect for front and back yard landscaping! Add one as a front yard specimen or focal point tree, or anchoring a side yard with its 3-season beauty.
A row of these trees pruned smaller creates a privacy hedge that screens and defines your property! Your neighbors won’t mind being hidden by this view!
Set one over your seating area or patio for shade, and an easy-to-reach snack right off the tree, still warm from the sun! Those blossoms in spring are a delight to enjoy a spring picnic beneath!
Of course, any home garden or backyard orchard is the perfect location for Frost Peach!
Choose a location with at least 8 hours of full sun exposure, always favoring the morning sun. Peaches benefit from hot, dry weather during ripening.
The Frost peach requires good draining soil type and should be elevated to 12 to 18 above the existing soil line if poor drainage is suspected. Plant in an enriched location with extra manure or compost and lots of good organic matter.
Regular and consistent moisture is key for juicy fruit and a healthy tree. Protect your tree with extra water during fruiting and in times of drought. Peaches are moderate water users and benefit greatly from being mulched 3 to 4 inches deep to 2 feet outside of the canopy. A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill.
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.
It is an extremely vigorous tree that will require regular pruning to maintain it to a reasonable height below 10 feet. This tree’s dependable fruit set means that thinning is also important to assure the largest fruit size and to space fruit for good air circulation.
It is easy to maintain this tree much smaller if needed, so any sized yard can now accommodate a Peach tree! Prune to keep an open canopy for sunlight and airflow to reach the interior of the tree. Read more in our Garden Blog on Peach Tree Care!
Adaptable and resistant to Peach Leaf Curl, you’ll save money and time not having to spray your peach each year. Plus a good cold-weather, nearly frost-proof Peach Tree will save you money by providing bushels of healthy fruit each year!
Enjoy the beauty and productivity of the Frost Peach Tree in your backyard today! Order at NatureHills.com now!
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 Frost (Prunus persica 'Frost') 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!
Frosts 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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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.
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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Frost Peach (Prunus persica 'Frost') was introduced as a chance seedling brought to the WSU Mount Vernon Research Center in Washington State from the home of Herb Frost. In the area around Puget Sound in Washington, growers have a need for both peaches and nectarines to be good tasting and Peach Leaf Curl resistant.
After 10 years in trials the Frost was introduced and right away the quality propelled it to be in high demand in areas where Peach Leaf Curl was a problem. The Frost Peach would prove to be one of the most successful.
Adapted to a wide range of climates, the Frost peach has become a favorite of the home gardener in any area that Peach Leaf Curl is a problem. Though not immune, the Frost is typically 65 to 70% curl free every season. What little does occur should be left alone and will be replaced by fresh new growth in the late spring.
For some added enjoyment. plant a Peach Leaf Curl Resistant White Peach like the other Mount Vernon Research Centers release, the 'Q-1-8' white peach. A funny name for delightful white fleshed Peach Leaf Curl Resistant variety. Harvest this wonderful fruit alongside of your yellow fleshed Frost Peach.
|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Prunus persica 'Frost'|
|Mature Height||15 - 25 feet|
|Mature Spread||12 to 18 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Harvest Time||Mid Season|
|Fruiting Time||3-5 Years|
|Pruning Time||Late Winter|