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Summer Giant Peach Tree

Prunus Persica ‘Summer Giant’

 

The Summer Giant is a freestone peach. The skin is red with yellow-green flesh. They are hardy trees and easy to grow.

Summer Giant peaches are known for their exceptionally large size, often exceeding the average size of other peach varieties. They have a round to slightly oblong shape with creamy yellow skin that may have a red blush on the side exposed to the sun. The flesh is firm, juicy, and yellow, offering a deliciously sweet and aromatic flavor.

 

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SKU: PEA010-SMG Categories: ,

Position

Choose a well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. The soil should have a pH level between 6.0 and 6.5, slightly acidic to neutral. Summer Giant peach trees need full sun exposure for at least six to eight hours a day to ensure optimal fruit production.

Size

Peach trees grow to anything from 4 metres plus tall and wide. Provide adequate spacing between Summer Giant peach trees, typically about 5 metres apart. This allows for proper air circulation, sunlight penetration, and future growth of the tree.

Soil Type

Dig a hole wide and deep enough to accommodate the root system. Position the tree so the bud union (the swollen area near the base) is above the soil level. Backfill the hole with soil, gently firming it around the roots.

Mulch

Add a thick layer of pine-bark mulch keeping about 20-30cms away from the tree trunk. This will keep the soil moist and keep the weeds at bay.

Watering

Regular watering is crucial to ensure the tree receives adequate moisture, especially during dry periods. Provide deep and thorough watering, allowing the soil to dry out slightly between waterings.

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

Add one 200-gram Bag of Superfrass added to the soil when planting.

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

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.

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