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Peach - Duke of York

Large mouth-watering fruit, full of juice, white flesh with a red-flushed skin. Hardy, reliable and prolific. Needs a sunny sheltered spot - a south or west-facing wall or a glasshouse or conservatory. Self-fertile.

Season: Mid July

Planting Distance: 5m (16ft)

Approximate Height: 4m (13ft) after 10 years

The major cause of poor pollination is bad weather at blossom time, limiting the activity of insects, particularly in the case of peaches which usually bloom in February or March. In a bad year a soft paint brush can dramatically improve results.

This peach tree is growing on a semi-dwarf rootstock, ideal for the average garden.

Peaches need a sunny site and a neutral soil to crop well, a pH of 6.0 - 7.5 is ideal.