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Black Boy Peach

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Original price $59.99 - Original price $59.99
Original price
$59.99 - $59.99
Current price $59.99
SKU C501

Prunus persica 'Black Boy'

A rare, hardy, heritage peach cultivar that is leaf curl resistant and has a wonderfully rich flavor. Dark reddish purple skin and flesh have resulted in its name. It ripens late in the  season and is self fertile - perfect for growers with long, hot summers.

Known mainly now in New Zealand, it is related to the Peche de Vigne, the black peach of France. Its fragrant, juicy flesh is highly prized eaten fresh and for preserves.


USDA Zone: 5-9

Grow Height:  18' unpruned

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: Late Season

Pollination: Self Fertile

Rootstock: St. Julian A

Read our Peach Growing Guide

Size: Dwarf (4'-5')


Ask a Question
  • What are the chill hours for the black boy 0each?

    As a heritage variatey it can be hard to pin down chill hours, but our best guess is 800+

  • cling or freestone?


  • How big is the tree when it's shipped, and what is the age

    4'-5' tall tip to tip and 3 years old when dug

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Kathie W.
Arrived in great condition

It is already starting to grow some leaves. Very healthy plant.

Jay S.
For my dear Angel Baby

My little tree arrived in perfect condition. I did a scratch test on one of the branches and it showed perfect, moist and green tissue just underneath the "bark". The newspaper shred was nice and moist and it was something of a chore getting the plastic wrap and shred off. The roots were nice and moist and I gave them a couple hour soak before planting. I loosened up the soil and made a nice little "cone" of soil and the root structure hugged the soil perfectly. Even though it is a dwarf, I pruned back the leader and selected five nice branches as scaffold branches and headed them back to nice outward facing buds. This little boy has special meaning to me as it was a gift for my dear wife to join up with her Bardsey Apple now three years old. It was purchased in January as a get well gift for my dear wife who was hospitalized at the time. Sadly, she wasnt able to see it arrive and start it s new life as she lost her fight in February. So for her, I pray for sweet blossoms and lovely fruit in her memory.

Lee D.
Just harvested and they are very tasty!

The tree is 3 years old and produced approximately 30 peaches this year. Loved the peach smell as I picked them! After blanching I added a little sugar and a couple of scoops of ice cream. Definitely as tasty as our previous Doughnut Peach that had to be removed due to disease. We’re Also freezing some And Looking forward to some peach margaritas this year!

Roy L.W.
Gorgeous little tree.

Bought my tree in 2018, and it has recovered nicely after a difficult first year. Had to cut back a few dead branches, and was disappointed that the lone black peachling fell off. Pruned it for proper platforming and it is now growing nicely, but I m glad I had read that even peach curl resistant trees have red goo and crimson highlights for the first few years. My early impression is that it is sturdy enough to withstand the intense winds here in seaside Dungeness, though I still wonder it I ll actually get ripened peaches in my relatively harsh climate. Still too early for a firm judgment, but I d say it seems promising. Four stars for now with potential to raise to five.