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Black Boy Peach

Original price $59.99 - Original price $59.99
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$59.99
$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')

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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  • 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?

    Freestone!

  • Can it be grown in a container?

    For a time, but it will eventually outgrow it.

  • 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

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Robert B.
Nice tree

The Black Boy tree came on time and very nicely packed. I was impressed with the tree and very impressed with the ample root structure. I have no doubt this tree will thrive.

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Matt B.
Beautiful tree

Great looking bare root tree. It has not leafed out yet but looks healthy. I've always had great luck with Raintree. Thank you for another great tree.

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Caitlin A.B.
Very unique fruits!

I bought this tree in 2019, and only in 2022 did it bear fruits. It bore fruits for a second time in 2023. The only issue I have is the name of the variety sounding racially insensitive. Rather than “Black Boy” or “Indian Blood”, I call it “Raven Haven”, due to the dark flesh and juice. Fruits are maroon on the very edge, under the skin, but they get more of a white burst towards the pit. When you slice them, the dark red juice bleeds into the paler part of the fruit, towards the pit area.
In Michigan, this cultivar is a late-season producer, in late September or early October, which thus extends peach season by a month. When fruit is optimally ripe, it is moderately sweet, and slightly tangy. I personally like to remove the outer skin from the fruits most of the time.
All in all, if you’re looking for a late producer, this would be the one to grow!

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Lillianne B.
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.

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Customer
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!