Indian Free Peach
Prunus persica 'Indian Free'
Indian Free is an improved, freestone sport of Indian Blood, which is one of the all-time, highest-rated fruits at taste tests. Indian Blood was an heirloom variety grown at Monticello by Thomas Jefferson, who prized it for its rich color, flavor and size. It's hard to improve on historically great, but with Indian Free, the proof is in the peach!
Naturally resistant to peach leaf curl, the tree produces heavy crops of large, aromatic, freestone peaches that have dark red skin and white flesh marbled with crimson stripes. When fully ripe in mid-to-late season, the rich, sweet, distinctive flavor is excellent both eaten fresh and used in preserves, chutneys and fruit leathers.
Plant another peach or nectarine as a pollinator.
USDA Zone: 5-9
Grow Height: 18' unpruned
Sun: Full Sun
Ripening Time: Mid-to-Late Season
Pollination: Needs a Pollinizer
Rootstock: St. Julian Semi-Dwarf
Read our Peach Growing Guide