Rio Oso Gem Peach Tree

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Late-Blooming Flowers & Fall Harvest Rio Oso Gem Peach Tree!

  • Exceptional Large Firm Fruit
  • Yellow Fuzzy Skin With a Red Blush
  • Yellow Fleshed Freestone Peach
  • Large Fruit & Rich, Sweet-Tart Flavor
  • Red Buds Burst Open to Prolific Pink Blossoms
  • Pollinators Galore
  • Late-Bloom for Frost Resistance
  • Handsome Foliage
  • Self-Fruitful but Large Yield With 2
  • Smaller Size & Low Canopy for Easy Harvest
  • Urban Environment Tolerant
  • Mid-August Harvest
  • 600-800 Chill Hours

Your Rio Oso Gem Peach Tree is most beloved for its exceptional fruit! This small tree is ornamental, easy to grow and produces good-sized crops of excellent fruit!

Rio Oso Gem Peach Tree (Prunus persica 'Rio Oso Gem') is an ornamental fruit-bearing tree with delicious fruit! Large and firm, its appearance is as stunning to the eye as its taste is a sensation on the tongue.

Round with yellow skin and a scarlet blush, your Rio Oso Gem Peach presents a stunning picture hanging amid its vibrant, green foliage. Rio's yellow freestone 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, the spring flowers will provide a burst of pink, floral brilliance in late spring, a lively start to the coming summer. Starting as gorgeous red buds before opening to prolific, clusters of pink blooms that blanket your tree. Pollinators will flock to your landscape for the nectar feast!

Handsome foliage casts cooling shade and fills out beautifully all summer! Plus, when fall arrives, your tree’s foliage will take on yellow hues for a lovely autumn show.

How to Use Rio Oso Gem Peach Tree In The Landscape

Plant in your back yard where you can enjoy the spring flowers and fall harvest, but won't be bothered by dropping fruit. Shade your patio and seating areas so you can bask beneath the plentiful blooms or in the lush shade.

Modest sized for front yard gardening, you can replace that one-trick-pony flowering tree with the Rio Oso for incredible blooms and shade, plus a delectable harvest and fall color!

Easily add to existing garden designs as focal points and anchors to planting beds, or tuck into an existing home orchard. Not a bad tree to start with, this is a juicy and fantastic start to your new orchard obsession!

Plant a row of these or mix among other smaller fruit trees for a welcoming row along your driveway or as privacy and property definition along your side yard. The neighbors are sure not to mind!

#ProPlantTips For Care

Fruit trees require full sun ideally, meaning at least six hours of direct sunlight per day. Plant in USDA growing zones 6-9 in well-drained soil. The wide adaptability is another fine quality. While not particular on soil type, it does best in enriched, highly organic soil medium.

Water regularly to ensure a healthy tree and juicy harvest. 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. A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill.

Easily maintained at any height with pruning, plan on keeping it below 8 feet so you can maintain the tree while enjoying a ‘ladder-free' harvest of your crop. The self-fruitful tree is great for Espaliering flat to a sturdy trellis.

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.

Prune also to keep an open canopy to allow sunlight and air circulation into the interior of your tree. For more pruning tips and Peach Tree Care, head over to our Garden Blog!

Get started today so you can be harvesting these fantastic, healthy fruits for you and your family by ordering the Rio Oso Gem Peach Tree from!

Peach Tree Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take for Rio Oso Gem Peach Trees to bear fruit?

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.

How Fast Do Rio Oso Gem Peach Trees Grow?

Be sure to plant your peach in a sunny and well-drained location. Once your Rio Oso Gem (Prunus persica 'Rio Oso Gem') 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.

Where do Rio Oso Gem Peach Trees Grow Best?

Peach trees grow best in well-drained, fertile soil in at least 6 hours of full sun per day or more.

Do You Need 2 Peach Trees to Produce Fruit?

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!

Harvest Times for Rio Oso Gem Peach Trees

Rio Oso Gems are typically ready to harvest in August. 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.

When Should Rio Oso Gem Peach Tree be Planted?

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.

  • Plant bareroot peach trees in the early spring.
  • Plant container-grown trees anytime the ground is not frozen by digging a hole as deep as the soil line and twice as wide.

How Do I Find Rio Oso Gem Peach Trees for Sale Near Me?

Make your life easier and your yard happier by shopping for peach trees at 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.

Place your order, knowing it’s backed by the Nature Hills Nursery product guarantee and protected by Plant Sentry™, which helps ensure regulated plant materials aren’t sent to prohibited areas.

Expect to receive your plants at the appropriate planting time for your growing zone when temperatures are safest for those plants that ship in fall, winter, or early spring.

Shop the selection of mature peach trees for sale at Nature Hills Nursery and place your order for Rio Oso Gem Peach Tree today.

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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

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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#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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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
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Rio Oso Gem Peach Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Prunus 'Rio Oso Gem'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 10 - 15 feet
Mature Spread 10 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Harvest Time Mid Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3-5 Years
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes