A picture of a Peach 'Summer Giant'

Peach 'Summer Giant'

Prunus persica 'Summer Giant'

Also known as

Peach , Perske (Afr.)

Prunus persica - Peach Hungary by Takkk (CC BY-SA 3.0)

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 mid-August. Fruit ripen during first weeks of December.

More images of Peach 'Summer Giant'

Prunus persica - Peach Hungary
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Peach 'Summer Giant' 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. Summer Giant is a free-stone peach with a red skin. The flesh is yellow-green.

Common problems with Peach 'Summer Giant'

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 'Summer Giant' Companion Plants

How to propagate Peach 'Summer Giant'

Seed

Sow seed in Spring after winter cold stratification.

Cuttings

Graft the desired cultivar onto seedlings / rootstocks.

Special features of Peach 'Summer Giant'

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 'Summer Giant'

Edible

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