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Red Leaf Peach
Red Leaf Peach

Red Leaf Peach

Regular price $3.50 Sale

Prunus persica

Origin: Colorado

Improvement status: Cultivated material

Seeds per packet: ~10

BOTANICAL SAMPLE - NOT GERMINATION TESTED

Life cycle: Perennial

Red-leaf peach trees are not unheard of, but they are not very common. Many existing varieties are dwarf trees that produce tasty little fruit. Some larger varieties are more rare, and have sometimes been used as rootstock for other peaches (the red leaves make it easy to tell if a shoot near the base is a sucker or comes from above the graft). These seeds come to us from EFN collaborator Andy Hahn in Colorado, who reports that the red-leaf trait is passed on via seed. Seedlings are likely to be very similar to the parent plants in other ways, including in producing delicious little peaches. And given that the parent plant is growing in Colorado, these peaches may have more cold hardiness than most. Give them a try and let us know how they do for you!