Plump, Sweet and Juicy Santa Barbara Peaches
- Yellow Flesh is Satisfyingly Sweet
- Showy Pink Springtime Flowers
- Low-Maintenance Tree
Even if you live in a mild climate, you can grow plump, juicy freestone peaches in your own backyard with our Santa Barbara Peach (Prunus persica 'Santa Barbara') Tree. This heat tolerant peach is one of the most popular varieties for zones 7 through 10, and we can easily understand why.
This tree produces fleshy fruit that you'll want to grab right off the tree. A low winter chill time of just 300 hours opens up the possibility of growing peaches to even more home gardeners.
The Santa Barbara peach is everything you think of when peaches come to mind. Superb taste, intense flavor and melt-in-your-mouth goodness, with yellow flesh that has veins of red near the pit. When the skin blushes a pinkish peach color, the Santa Barbara is letting you know it's ready to be enjoyed, straight from the tree or baked into your favorite desserts.
Large peaches hang in masses from this tree's limbs come mid-season, just in time for late summer barbecues and picnics. When it's time to harvest your bounty, you'll appreciate its weeping posture when you want to reach up and grab a few peaches for an afternoon snack.
This self-pollinating peach rewards growers with a showy display of flowers come springtime. Truth be told, it's a tree worth owning just for the colorful element it brings to your landscape. Beautiful, vibrant pink blossoms fill its limbs, ushering in the season and creating a spectacle in your yard or orchard.
Growing this peach variety is simple. A semi-annual pruning is all the maintenance it requires to stay in optimal condition. Just plant it in good soil in full sun, keep it watered regular, and let Mother Nature do the rest.
Santa Barbara peaches are super fleshy and big, making them just the thing for folding into a cobbler, pie, tart or crisp or for canning and preserving or freezing. Slice them for a fresh treat on a hot summer's day, or make them into preserves and jam for enjoying their deliciousness year round.
Order your Santa Barbara peach in time for planting this season!
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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|Botanical Name||Prunus persica 'Santa Barbara'|
|Mature Height||20 feet|
|Mature Spread||15 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|