Late-Blooming Flowers and Fall Harvest
Rio Oso Gem Peach Tree, Prunus persica 'Rio Oso Gem', is a fruit-bearing tree with delicious fruit. Plant a few in your back yard where you can enjoy the spring flowers and fall harvest, but won't be bothered by dropping fruit. Your Rio Oso Gem Peach tree is most beloved for its exceptional fruit.
Large and firm, its appearance is as stunning to the eye as its taste is a sensation on the tongue. Round with a yellow skin and scarlet blush, your Rio Oso Gem Peach presents a stunning picture hanging amid its vibrant, green foliage. Rio's flesh is somewhat coarse yet juicy, with a delightfully-rich, sweet flavor with orange undertones and a tart finish.
As if the fruit weren't reason enough to plant one of these productive trees this year, the spring flowers will provide a burst of pink, floral brilliance in late spring, a lively start to the coming summer. The gorgeous blossoms begin as red buds before opening to prolific, clusters of pink blooms that blanket your tree before transitioning to fruit. When fall arrives, your Rio Oso Gem Peach tree foliage will take on yellow hues for a lovely autumn show.
Rio Oso Gem Peach tree tends to have a low canopy and is adaptable to a variety of soil types. Rio is considered to be self-fertile (so you can start with just one if you prefer), however it tends toward an improved yield with a pollinator nearby. Its late spring bloom helps it to withstand spring frosts, an added benefit depending upon where you live in the country.
Rio Oso Gem Peach is a great choice if you don't have much room, and want a peach that will be both ornamental and fruitful (and hardy in terms of frosts). It's even long-lived (living up to 40 years in optimal conditions). Try a Rio Peach today and begin to enjoy its many exceptional features!
- Freestone fruit
- Urban tolerant
- Late-bloom for frost resistance
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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|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Prunus 'Rio Oso Gem'|
|Mature Height||10 - 15 feet|
|Mature Spread||10 - 15 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|