How big does a black boy peach tree grow?

Stonefruit trees can be ‘espalier’ trained against a wall or fence in a fan shape. Varieties range in ripening time from early to late Summer. All varieties are self fertile. Stonefruit trees can range from 3-6m in height.

What time of year should you plant a peach tree?

Plant in late winter or early spring. Plant a container-grown peach tree in early spring so it has the entire growing season to adjust to the environment before winter. Plant bare-root peach trees (dormant trees that are stored without soil on their roots) in late winter.

How do you prune a black boy peach tree?


  1. Remove any diseased, broken or low hanging branches.
  2. Remove any vigorous upright shoots on the inside.
  3. Cut back any excessive growth on the tree, especially at the top.
  4. Prune to the desired height (about 3m) by shortening leaders to a lateral pointing in the desired outward direction.

Can I plant my peach pit?

Although you can plant a peach pit directly in the soil during fall and wait for spring germination nature’s way, you can also store the seed until early winter (Dec/Jan.) After soaking the pit in water for about an hour or two, place it in a plastic bag with slightly moist soil.

What is the best peach tree to buy?

The darling little donut peach, also known as the Saturn peach, is often considered the sweetest peach variety. This heirloom variety looks like a typical peach — that’s been smushed! They’re soft and tender with less acidity than their yellow-skinned counterparts.

How do you maintain a peach tree?

Grow Peaches in the Right Spot Keep the ground around the trunk free of grass for at least the first few years. Putting a 2-inch-deep ring of mulch around your tree will help the soil stay moist during periods of drought and keep your peach tree’s trunk safe from lawn mower or string trimmer damage.

How do you take care of peach trees?

Unlike most ornamentals, peach trees need regular pruning, fertilizing, and spraying to stay healthy and productive. Keep the ground around your tree clear of grass and weeds that would compete for water and nutrients, and mulch generously.

What is the easiest peach to grow?

After a decades of cultivation in search of a low-maintenance peach tree, Curlfree was finally developed as one of the easiest peaches to grow. Similar to Frost, it withstands quite cold temperatures for a peach, while also maintaining its status as the most disease and pest-resistant peach tree yet discovered.

How many varieties of Blackboy peaches are there?

Description: Blackboy is a collective name for around six varieties of red fleshed peaches which were imported predominantly from France in the early 20th Century. McGrath Nurseries Ltd has selected carefully from the highest cropping trees with the highest fruit quality. Our selection is 50% -100% more productive than other Blackboy varieties.

How did the Black Boy Peach get its name?

Dark reddish purple skin and flesh have resulted in its name. It ripens late in the season and is self fertile – perfect for growers with long, hot summers. Known mainly now in New Zealand, it is related to the Peche de Vigne, the black peach of France.

Where can I Grow Peaches in New Zealand?

Most varieties suit the temperate areas of the country to receive the required number of chilling hours, but some have ‘low chill’ requirements so can be grown in the warmer, northern areas of New Zealand. Water well during the early stages, during long dry periods and when the fruit is developing.

When is the best time to buy black boy Peaches?

You wont readily find these little gems at the supermarket, but you might just be able to find them at your local farmers market between march and late April! The blackboy peach is a very old hertitage variety with characteristic purple skin and fleesh and the most devine juicy fragrant flavour! They are just delish!