The Queencrest Peach Tree (Prunus persica 'Queencrest') is a firm and flavorful yellow cling peach perfect for canning and drying! The fuzzy bright-red blushed gems are perfectly round and are heavily mottled with some yellow and orange hues.
The firm yellow flesh holds its shape and texture amazingly making it very well suited for processing and canning! Rich and full of fantastic flavor, these are delicious additions to a home orchard or any part of the landscape!
Filling out in beautiful spring blossoms that are pink and frilly, these fragrant trees attract a host of butterflies and local bees! Self-fruitful, you’ll get a great crop from a single tree, or you can include this in your Peach Tree orchard!
A fantastic early season cling peaches, these oval-shaped trees are vigorous and fill out in handsome green foliage to provide shade and lush beauty to the home landscape!
Rich and flavorful, this is a fantastic Peach for preserving, canning, jams, and jellies. Firm flesh and small pits won’t leave fragments, keeping the creamy yellow color and no stains or red tints to your canned goods. The meaty flesh is also perfect for drying all that extra bounty!
Keeping its sweet taste and good flavor when canning or freezing. The yellow-orange flesh is sweet and flavorful in ice cream, jams and sauces! It’s no wonder the medium to large fruit of these red-skinned peaches are a common find in Farmers Market’s every year!
These Peach trees are self-pollinating, however, for a much larger yield per tree, it’s recommended to plant with another Queenscrest or Peach cultivar to boost your crops! If you have no room for two trees, try this high-density planting trick in our Garden Blog!
Try planting in groups, home orchards of all sizes, or in a hedgerow that’s pruned to size for great privacy, screening, property definition and ease of harvest! Easily maintained to nearly any size to suit your garden’s size and style! Tuck into existing home orchards easily by keeping your tree at a 10-foot height.
When left to grow full size, these are fantastic shade and ornamental flowering landscaping trees! The spreading growth habit provides amazing shade all summer! Set up a blanket beneath the beautiful blooms and watch as the bees go about their business. Or set up a picnic or reading chair under the relaxing shade, you’ll be able to always watch your fuzzy fruit forming throughout the lazy summer days!
Be sure to plant outside a window you frequently pass by, this way you’ll never miss out on a moment this beautiful tree offers throughout the growing season!
A beautiful front or back yard accent, these are amazing flowering trees, with the bonus of healthy fruit, Queencrest adorns your landscape with a beautiful flower display and fuzzy red gems in autumn.
Peaches grow best in full sun, at least six hours of direct sunlight per day. Requiring clear, hot sunny weather to produce the best fruit! These are best in USDA growing zones 5-9!
While not particular on type, these do best in enriched, highly organic, well-draining soil. A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill. Spread 3-4 inches thick out to 3 feet from the trunk for best results.
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.
Water regularly throughout the growing season. Maintaining moderate, yet consistent soil moisture throughout the summer and in times of drought. While somewhat drought tolerant once established, it’s best to protect your investment with a regular watering schedule. Keep young trees especially well-watered and do not allow them to dry out.
Situate in an area that is protected from frost pockets and with good air circulation. Prune to keep an open canopy so that both sunlight and airflow reach the interior. Head over to read more on Peach Tree Care in our Garden Blog for more Fruit Tree Planting, Fruit Tree Pruning and Plum Tree Care tips and tricks!
Your friends, family and neighbor’s mouths will be watering at the sight of this fantastic tree when these are full of fruit! The Queencrest Peach Tree is a fantastic canning and drying variety, so order this juicy, yellow Peach from NatureHills.com today and break out your canning supplies and dehydrator for delectable treats year-round!
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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.
|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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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Prunus persica 'Queencrest'|
|Mature Height||20 - 25 feet|
|Mature Spread||18 - 20 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Fruiting Time||3 - 5 years|
|When To Prune||Early Spring|