Scarlet Halo Peach (Prunus persica 'Scarlet Halo') is noted for its splendid flavor and scarlet-colored flesh. Plant this tree near a window where you can enjoy a daily view of your scrumptious fruit as it ripens on the branches.
Bred for its fine, very sweet flavor and thicker size, Scarlet Halos are a late-ripening, self-fruitful type. Frequently considered to be the most popular fruit in the United States, peach trees are always a delight to behold, and the Scarlet Halo Peach is no exception to that rule.
The tree retains an upright form, with dazzling, pink-tinted spring blossoms. The flowers bloom before the tree leafs out, to produce a lovely display of floral brilliance. As the season progresses, the tree's blooms transform to a plentiful harvest of succulent fruit, magnificent in their scarlet-hued beauty.
Peach trees typically produce round fruit, but not the Scarlett Halo, whose fruit exhibits a more compressed appearance, which has caused some to call it a "donut" or "doughnut" peach. This unique shape, combined with the bright scarlet coloring of its skin and flesh, adds to the charm of this unique peach variety.
In the 1990's, Rutgers University in conjunction with the Stark Brothers Nursery introduced the Stark Saturn Peach, and the demand for the flat style peaches began to expand. Nowadays, flat peaches have become popular for both commercial operations and home gardens.
The Scarlet Halo was introduced by the Burchell Nursery's hybridist John Slaughter in 2010. This fruit represents a significant improvement over the prior varieties of flat peaches. In the 21st century, many new selections have been introduced but the Scarlet Halo differs substantially from the white or yellow fleshed flat peach.
These peaches ripen in early August, and are as delightfully sweet and juicy as any peach you've ever tasted. You can enjoy them right off the tree. . . warm from the sun's rays, or use them to make pies, preserves and a number of other culinary delights.
This is certainly a wonderful tree for almost any yard, and it is a definite must-have for any peach-loving gardener. While it is a self-pollinating variety, you'll get a larger fruit set with a partner, or second tree. Order today!
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.
|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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For thousands of years, the flat peach has been revered in the Chinese culture. Back as far as the Han Dynasty (203 BCE) the flat white peach was known as the Pan Tao peach, which means 'coiled peach'. These were also referred to as the Peach of Immortality.
It was said that the fruit ripened every 3000 years at which time an event called the Baxian - or 'Eight immortals' - would occur. Pan Tao peaches were sent from the Zhejiang province to the Imperial Palace in Beijing each year in celebration of this desired event, until the early 1900's.
The Scarlet Halo is the latest in this unique category of fruit. Known by number of different descriptive names, including: doughnut peach, Donut peach®, Saucer peach, UFO peach, hat peach and bagel peach; these flat peaches are frequently found in open pollinated seedlings, in the wild, and as result of select hybrid crosses. Most of these seedlings were discarded as demand in the United States never achieved the same popularity as the round white and yellow peach selections.
In 1862, the "Peento Peach", a misspelling of the original Chinese name, arrived in the United States from China. During this time many new varieties of peaches were being introduced from every part of the United States, along with many varieties arriving into the United States for testing. The Peento Peach would sit in collections, sparking little interest for another 120 years.
In the 1990's, Rutgers University and Stark Brothers Nursery introduced the Stark Saturn Peach. The demand for the flat style peach began to grow. A prominent produce marketing company, Frieda's Specialty Produce, trademarked the name Donut Peach® in the late 1990's and became the exclusive representative of the flat peach for well over a decade.
Today, the flat peach has become a popular commercial and home garden variety. The Scarlet Halo was introduced by the Burchell Nursery's hybridist John Slaughter in 2010. It's a tremendous improvement over the original flat peaches. In the last 20 years, many new selections have been introduced but the Scarlet Halo is not just another white or yellow fleshed Flat Peach.
Selected for its fine flavor along with its thicker size, Scarlet Halo also features unique deep dark red flesh. A late ripening, self-fruitful selection, the Scarlet Halo with its unique red flesh is the next generation of this centuries old fruit type. Enjoy!
|Botanical Name||Prunus persica 'Scarlet Halo'|
|Mature Height||16 - 20 feet|
|Mature Spread||16 - 20 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Fruiting Time||Late Mid-Season|