A picture of a Peach 'Scarlet'

Peach 'Scarlet'

Prunus persica 'Scarlet'

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

7m

Max

7m

5m

Min

5m

3 years to reach maturity

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Trees blossom during early August. Fruit are picked during mid-November.

Peach 'Scarlet' Overview

Peach trees are small and deciduous. For best results ask a local nursery for advice on choosing the best variety and rootstock for your garden. Scarlet is a cling peach with a red skin and yellow flesh.

Common problems with Peach 'Scarlet'

Leaf curl can limit the amount of food produced through photosinthesis for the tree leading to stress. Fruit can suffer from fruit fly, bol wurm and false codling moth attacks.

Peach 'Scarlet' Companion Plants

How to propagate Peach 'Scarlet'

Seed

Sow seed in end of Winter to Spring.

Cuttings

Graft the seedlings in the following growing season with desired cultivars.

Special features of Peach 'Scarlet'

Attracts useful insects

Bees pollinate the blossoms.

Attractive flowers

The blossoms appear before the leaves making a beautiful show of pink flowers.

Other uses of Peach 'Scarlet'

Edible

The fruit is edible fresh, dried, cooked or preserved.