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Peach | Pouto River | Seedling

$20.00

We now offer more and more cultivars as seedlings. We are doing this because we believe them to be a superior way to grow our genetically stable heritage varieties.  Modern peaches do not grow true in the same way, and so we trial all cultivars before offering them to you.  The trees are stronger and more disease resistant, but grow in size to be somewhere in between the smaller Marianna rootstock and the larger peach rootstock. We tip the central leaders in the nursery to produce a low branched tree most suitable for home gardeners.

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Description

River Peaches are the ones that set Kay off on this whole journey, they are Ex Kaipara Harbour and are NZ Heirloom.  This variant is from Pouto at the south head of the Kaipara Harbour. They are disease resistant, easy to grow and grow true to seed. They are prolific croppers of sweet, medium sized, green skin with a red blush, white fleshed, free stone fruit. Ripen late January. Allow 5-8m. Slightly larger fruit than the usual River Peach