Salish Summer Peach
Prunus persica 'Q-1-8'
Salish Summer, formerly Q-1-8, is a late-blooming, leaf curl-resistant peach. It was tested for years at the Washington State University Mt. Vernon Station. Dr. Bob Norton and Carol Norton have recently named it Salish Summer in honor of the native peoples' original name for the Puget Sound - they called it the Salish Sea. In maritime climates, and climates with warmer, wet winters, leaf curl is a big disease problem and leaf curl-resistant cultivars are very important when selecting trees for your orchard or yard! Chill hours of 700-800 keep your tree producing happily.
A beautiful, showy tree, Salish Summer's surface is a clear, lemon yellow blushed with orange, and the semi-freestone, white flesh is soft, melting and luscious. A great balance of acid and sweet, it's wonderful for fresh eating, preserves and smoothies.
USDA Zone: 5-9
Grow Height: 14'
Sun: Full Sun
Ripening Time: Early-Mid Season
Pollination: Self Fertile
Semi Dwarf Rootstock: St. Julian A
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