Frost Peach is a Winner in Late Spring Areas
- Peach Leaf Curl Resistant
- Showy Spring Blooms
- Delicious Yellow Fleshed, Freestone Peach
- Long Hang Time
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.
These delicious medium-to-large size fruits hang ready on the tree for quite some time. That makes harvest very convenient.
Frost is also known for a very showy display of full - almost double - spring flowers. 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.
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 and should be elevated to 12 to 18 above the existing soil line if poor drainage is suspected. Peaches are moderate water users and benefit greatly from being mulched 3 to 4 inches deep to 2 feet outside of the canopy.
It is an extremely vigorous tree that will require regular pruning to maintain it to a reasonable height below 10 feet. The trees dependable fruit set means that thinning is also important to assure the largest fruit size and to space fruit for good air circulation.
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.
Don't forget that nothing brings out the flavor of certain fruits than cooking them on the grill. For a special treat, try your Frost peach lightly grilled, taste how it concentrates the sugars to the surface of the peach slice, it's both fun and flavorful.
Save money and time not having to spray your peach each year. Enjoy the beauty and productivity of the Frost peach in your backyard today. Order now!
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||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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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Most Popular Disease Resistant Frost Peach
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.
|Botanical Name||Prunus persica 'Frost'|
|Mature Height||15 - 25 feet|
|Mature Spread||12 to 18 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|