Rochester Peach

Peach

Description: Rochester is the largest and most suitable of yellow fleshed types for outdoor cultivation. Reliable and heavy cropper producing orange flushed red fruits. Flesh is yellow and the flavour is very good with soft and juicy texture. Dark pink flowers appear late in the spring, missing the early frosts. Rochester nearly matches Peregrine in popularity and is considered one of the best all-round varieties. Best when picked and eaten fresh straight from the tree.

History: Raised in New York, USA by a farmer in the 1900s. Recieved an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.

Peach Growing Tips: Suited to well-drained and moderately fertile soils in a full sun position. Fan training on a sheltered wall (except north facing) is recommended to avoid leaf curl. Picking times relate to growing under glass, therefore if planting outside at least two weeks need to be added. Early flowering outside makes these trees prone to frost damage. Fruit is best picked when still firm to final ripening indoors.

Attributes

  • Uses: Eating
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Picking month: August

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