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Black Boy Peach

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?


  • Mature height?

    At maturity, on this rootstock, this peach can reach heights of 18 feet if not pruned and maintained.

  • 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 6 reviews
Nice late peach

I appreciate having a peach that ripens late in the season after my other peach trees have already given all of their fruit. The tree I recieved was a strong one, established itself well while the other two (different type) I received in the same shipment didn't and died within a year.

Erin C.
Strong Healthy Peach Tree

I ordered several fruit trees this last year as we expand our home garden and this peach tree was the largest and healthiest tree we received out of the five different online nurseries we purchased from that year. It continues to grow and mature beautifully. Thank you for a quality product. I balked a bit at the price at first, but now see it is a fair price for the what you get. Thank you!

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!