Grown In The UK.
Peach trees suit a warm, sunny and sheltered position to produce their sweet and juicy fruit. Growing Peaches as a fan against a wall or fence is the most common and successful way but they can also be grown well as a bush. The Peach’s fruit will ripen from mid to late August. These trees will suit most soil types.
Peregrine Peach Tree
Common Name: Peregrine Peach TreeLatin Name: Prunus persica 'Peregrine'Soil: Deep, moist but well-drained soilPosition: Full sunFlowering period/colour: March to April/ PinkFruit picking time: Early AugustFruit size/colour: Large/ Crimson peachesPrunus 'Peregrine' is a heavy cropper with brilliant crimson skin, white flesh and an intense rich flavour. This is a very reliable variety which will give excellent results in a warm, sunny and reasonably sheltered position. Aside form the delectable fruits, this tree itself is spreading in habit and has mid-green foliage, as well as delicate pink flowers in spring. This is the No.1 Peach choice of growers in the UK.
Rochester Peach Tree
Common Name: Rochester Peach TreeLatin Name: Prunus persica 'Rochester'Soil: Deep, moist but well-drained soilPosition: Full sunFlowering period/colour: Late April/PinkFruit picking time: Mid AugustFruit size/colour: Medium/Yellow, flushed with dark red.Rochester almost matches 'Peregrine' in popularity and is usually considered to be the best all-round variety. The flavour is not quite as good but the yellow flesh is firm and juicy. This is a good, easy tree to grow and has the added benefit of flowering later in the season, missing most of the frosts.
Saturn Peach Tree
Common Name: Saturn Peach TreeLatin Name: Prunus persica 'Saturn'Soil: Tolerant to most soilsPosition: Full sunFruit picking time: Mid JuneFruit size/colour: Flat shaped large fruits with white fleshPollination group: Self fertileThe Saturn variety is a very unique peach as it has a flat shaped appearance with an excellent, juicy honey taste. This is a self fertile variety which would give any garden a unique feel due to the fruits intriguing shapes. The tree itself also has good ornamental value as its luscious green leaves are accompanied by soft-pink flowers in spring.