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Kakamas Peach Tree

R195.00

Prunus Persica ‘Kakamas’

Kakamas Peaches, a yellow cling variety, are highly sought after due to their unique flavor. They are known for their juicy and sweet flesh, making them a popular choice for fresh consumption and for various culinary applications such as desserts, jams, and preserves. The peaches are typically harvested during the summer when they are fully ripe and at their peak flavor.

The flesh of the yellow cling peach tends to cling to the pip, which is great for eating but more difficult to remove from the pip in order to can.

Medium chilling requirement – Harvest mid-Feb – good for up to 2 weeks in the fridge.

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Position

Full sun; although they can tolerate some shade, they will yield more fruit the more sun they receive and grow more vigorously. They are really easy to grow.

Size

Peach trees can grow to about 8-10 metres tall. Plan the site before planting, keeping the tree away from external walls, electrical lines, and other trees. Plant in a protected area if possible, as strong winds can damage branches and leaves.

Soil Type

Prepare the soil by removing weeds, rocks, and debris. Incorporate organic matter, such as compost or well-rotted manure, to improve soil fertility and drainage.

Mulch

Add a thick layer of pine-bark mulch, keeping about 20-30 cm away from the tree trunk. This will conserve moisture and suppress weed growth.

Watering

Water every second day after transplanting for about a week; thereafter, reduce to twice a week in dry or hot weather for the next 2-3 months. Regular irrigation ensures the trees receive adequate moisture, especially during dry periods. Avoid overwatering, as excessively wet soil can lead to root rot.

Pruning

Prune peach trees during the dormant season (late winter or early spring) to remove dead, damaged, or diseased branches. Also, thin out crowded branches to improve airflow and sunlight penetration, which helps reduce the risk of fungal diseases.

Fertilising

Apply a balanced fertiliser formulated for fruit trees in early spring before new growth begins. 

Use our slow-release nitrogen-rich all plant fertiliser. Apply 1 teaspoon every 4-5 months. The roots will absorb what they require.

Pest and Disease Control

Monitor the tree regularly for common peach tree pests such as aphids, peach tree borers, and fruit flies. Use organic pest control methods; EM Control is a reasonable and efficient option. Implement proper sanitation practices, such as removing fallen leaves and fruit, to reduce the risk of diseases like peach leaf curl or brown rot.

Harvesting

Kakamas peaches are typically harvested when they are fully ripe and have developed their characteristic sweet taste and vibrant colors. Gently twist or lift the fruit to detach it from the branch. Handle the peaches with care to avoid bruising or damaging them.

Post-Harvest Care

Store harvested peaches in a cool, well-ventilated area to maintain quality. Use or process them promptly to make the most of their fresh flavour.

Weight 4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 20 × 150 cm
Weight

4

Length

15

Width

15

Height

100

Packaging Type

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5

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large_parcel

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Packaging Type 2

medium_parcel

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Packaging Type 3

flyer_size

Maximum 3

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