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Late Blooming Peach Trees

By Aileen Clarkson ; Updated September 21, 2017
People love peach trees' juicy, fuzzy fruit.
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People have loved peaches for thousands of years. They are second in popularity only to apples, and they are a sunny symbol of summer. Peach trees bloom in the spring, after a required period of chilling. Late-blooming peach trees will produce their pink or white flowers toward the end of the season, ideally escaping any unexpected late frosts.

Belle of Georgia

Belle of Georgia produces large, freestone fruits with white flesh. This hardy variety has brilliant red flowers and is not drought tolerant. It grows best in USDA Hardiness Zones 5 to 8.

Ranger

Ranger produces medium-sized, full-flavored yellow freestone fruits. Its flowers are pink, and it is somewhat drought tolerant. It grows in USDA zones 5 to 9.

Veteran

Veteran is not only late-blooming, but is also an excellent choice for cold climates. Its freestone fruits have yellow flesh and rich flavor. Its flowers are pink, and it is somewhat drought tolerant. It grows in USDA zones 5 to 9.

Redskin

Redskin is a heavy producer of large, flavorful yellow freestone fruits. Its flowers are pink and white, and it is not drought tolerant. It grows in USDA zones 5 to 9, but is best for the southest, mid-Atlantic and lower Midwest.

Madison

Madison produces medium-sized yellow freestone fruits. Its flowers are pink and white, and it is not drought tolerant, although it is hardy. It grows in USDA zones 6 to 9.

Dixired

Dixired is a medium-sized clingstone with yellow, moderately flavorful fruits. Its flowers are pink, and it is somewhat drought tolerant. It grows in USDA zones 5 to 9.

 

About the Author

 

Aileen Clarkson has been an award-winning editor and reporter for more than 20 years, earning three awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. She has worked for several newspapers, including "The Washington Post" and "The Charlotte Observer." Clarkson earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Florida.