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Salish Summer Peach

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$59.99 - $59.99
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SKU C530

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.

Cold Hardy to USDA Zone: 5

Mature Height:  14'

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: Early-Mid Season

Pollination: Self Fertile

Dwarf Rootstock: St. Julian A

Read our Peach Growing Guide

Size: Dwarf (4'-5')

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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  • I am looking for a honey white peach tree . Like japanese honey peach . You do have any suggestions? Salish Summer Peach Tree? Or you have something better than Salish Summer ?

    Either Salish Summer or White Lady will do great for you! Salish Summer is a great one.

  • Is the Salish Summer Peach tree self-pollinating? Does it produce more fruit if you have two or more? Thanks!

    It is yes. To increase yield you would need cross pollination with another variety of peach.

Customer Reviews

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Rich G.
So Far So Good!

3 weeks after planting and there are new buds all over it so far.

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bg
A lazy growing tree

I received a almost perfect specimen and planted this tree in the 2023 spring. The semi-dwarf rootstock this tree is grafted on to is useless when it comes to vigor, the tree is slow growing and has tendency to concentrate growth in the center. For comparison, two months after planting Salish Summer in the ground, I planted another variety purchased as a 1/4" whip living in a 7" pot and moved into a 15 gallon pot that little tree is now 1.25" and loaded with flower buds. Difference is the potted tree is on Lovell with excellent vigor. I might remove and replant Salish Summer on Lovell.

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jason l.
White peach comparison

Quality of the peaches I have received from this tree are very high- super good clean taste, more subtle than yellows with a very fine- seemingly consistent texture. I say seemingly consistent because I have never gotten more that 4 or 6 peaches on that tree that was planted in 2011 right next to an avalon pride and a frost. Salish summer is the least vigorous followed by avalon and Frost which completely surpasses the others ( 30-40 pounds of peaches off one tree and double the bushiness of the others). I am on vashon island and I have alot of raintree trees that I am really happy with and know how to prune peaches. Maybe its a fluke but even if not; if you have the room, its nice to walk outside and pick fresh peaches of different types.