Peach A Belle of Georgia
Prunus persica ‘A Belle of Georgia’
- Type: Deciduous
- Zone: 5 – 8
- Chill Hours: 800-850
- Height: Standard: 15 – 25′ / Dwarf 8 – 10′
- Sun: Full Sun
- Soil: Well-Drained, pH 6.0 – 7.0
- Spread: Standard 15 – 20 Feet
Belle of Georgia Peach is a fruit-bearing tree with loads of decorative features. It is a pretty tree adorned with profuse, fragrant pink blossoms in the spring. It combines good yields, hardiness, and disease resistance. All peach trees require annual pruning to remain strong, healthy, and produce bountiful harvests. Prune to keep an open canopy for sunlight and airflow to reach the interior of the tree, and to remove dead, diseased or damaged limbs. Such pruning will also keep the tree at a workable height for harvesting, pruning, and pest control. Unpruned peach trees will stop producing. The tree takes well to espalier and can be nicely fan-trained against a wall.
The Belle of Georgia peach is an old-time favorite that produces brilliant red flowers each spring and large fruit in the latter part of the season. The peaches are very firm and highly flavored, with creamy white freestone flesh tinged with red. The Belle of Georgia is self-fertile but provides a better crop when planted in multiples. The Belle of Georgia tree comes in standard and dwarf sizes. The dwarf size tree produces full-sized fruits, but on a smaller tree. That makes it easier to fit into your garden or orchard. Note: Because their full-sized fruits grow on smaller trees, they do require a tree support.
The Belle of Georgia Peach is excellent for fresh eating; but it is more widely used for desserts and canning. The fruit is attractive to birds and squirrels. The tree is also attractive in the landscape, producing a lovely spring display. This tree proves that edibles can be both ornamental and delicious! It also provides shade; and with their enchanting color and delicate scent, the flowers are a strong draw to butterflies and other pollinators.