Scarlet Halo Peach Tree

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The Scarlet Halo Peach Tree (Prunus persica 'Scarlet Halo') is noted for its splendid flavor and scarlet-colored flesh. Bred for its fine, very sweet flavor and thicker size, Scarlet Halos are a late-ripening, self-fruitful variety. Also known as donut, bagel or flat peaches, these are truly unique specimens, and are amazingly ornamental, dual-purpose trees!

With strong branching, and retaining an upright form, spring bursts into action with a dazzling, display of pink-tinted blossoms. The fragrant flowers bloom before the tree's leaves appear, to produce a lovely display of floral brilliance! Pollinators and a few early arriving hummingbirds arrive at the scene as well for the bounty of nectar!

Scarlett Halo fruit exhibits a more compressed appearance, for which they are named. It has a semi-clingstone pit in the sunken center shaped like a doughnut. The unique shape, combined with the bright scarlet hue of the skin and flesh, adds to the charm of this unique peach variety! Ripening in early August, they are as delightfully sweet and juicy as any peach you've ever tasted! Because of this shape, you can easily eat all around the pit.

Planting and Application:

Eat them fresh or dehydrated (dried). Use them in fabulous preserves, and don't forget the grill! Pop-out the pit, slice them in half and place them on the grill for a short time. The heat really brings out the outstanding flavors of this special fruit! Also fantastic in baked goods, pies and pastries as well as the famous Peach cobbler.

The long, slightly wavy foliage is verdant green and provides amazing shade and the wonderful upright mature form adds so much delightful presence to the landscape! A fantastic specimen plant and focal point, these can be trained to work in any sized property or tucked into any home orchard, big or small! Shade garden beds and patios, or use to anchor buildings and large plantings. Or just set one out in the backyard as a lovely edible accent tree, retaining its ornamental appeal throughout the entire year!

Pruned smaller, these trees fit into any garden orchard or home landscape for privacy, juicy fruit and their ornamental appeal. Plant them in a hedgerow for screening and enjoy a harvest of flat fruit for the entire summer while screening out an unwanted view.

Scarlet Halo is self-fruitful but will produce a larger yield with a pollinating partner close by. Plant with another Scarlet Halo, or other donut-style peach variety. No room? Try this high-density planting trick!

  • Fuzzy Skinned Rosy Blush over a Yellow Background
  • Succulent Sweet Jewel-Red Flesh
  • Semi-Freestone Novelty Shaped Doughnut Peach
  • Fresh Eating, Preserves, Pies & Much More
  • Gorgeous Pink Spring Blossoms

#ProPlantTips For Care

Hardy in USDA growing zones 6-9, Scarlet Halo requires at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day for the best health and juiciest fruit. While not particular on soil type, any well-drained soil is best. Fruit trees require good drainage to thrive.

Good air circulation is important as well. Prune to keep the center of the tree open to both air and sunlight. It is easy to maintain this tree much smaller if needed for a small home orchard, small yard, or to harvest easily. Maintaining a smaller tree also allows you to cover in bird netting so your local feathered friends won't carry away all of your harvest.

In late winter, prune to keep an open canopy for sunlight and airflow to reach the interior of the tree. Read more Pruning tips and tricks, as well as Peach Tree Care in our Garden Blog!

  • Full Sun
  • Mulched Well-Drained Fertile Soil
  • Late to Mid-Season
  • Self-Pollinating
  • 400-600 Chill Hours

Scarlet Halo Peach Tree is certainly a unique and wonderful tree for almost any yard, and it is a definite must-have for any peach-loving gardener! Order your own at NatureHills.com today!

Peach Tree Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take for Scarlet Halo 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 Scarlet Halo Peach Trees Grow?

Be sure to plant your peach in a sunny and well-drained location. Once your Scarlet Halo (Prunus persica 'Scarlet Halo') 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 Scarlet Halo 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 Scarlet Halo Peach Trees

Scarlet Halos are typically ready to harvest in August to September. 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 Scarlet Halo 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 Scarlet Halo Peach Trees for Sale Near Me?

Make your life easier and your yard happier by shopping for peach trees at NatureHills.com 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 Scarlet Halo Peach Tree today.

What shipping options do you offer?

NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won’ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Scarlet Halo Peach Tree for Sale for sale here at NatureHills.com!

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.

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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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Gorgeous Flat Peach a Treat for Eyes and Mouth

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!

PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Scarlet Halo Peach Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Prunus persica 'Scarlet Halo'
Type Deciduous
Rootstock Prunus persica 'Lovell'
Mature Height 16 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 16 - 20 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Green
Foliage Color Green
Harvest Time Mid Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 Years
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes