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Peach 'Veteran'

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Peach 'Veteran' - Veteran Peach

More About 'Veteran'

  • Prunus persica 'Veteran'
  • Medium to large, good quality fruit.
  • Juicy, sweet, freestone, golden-yellow with a little red
  • Red-flecked, yellow flesh
  • Tolerates bacterial spot but suffers from split pit
  • Ripens: Late August

Interesting Notes:

'Veteran' was bred in Canada and introduced in 1928. It requires over 1000 hours of chilling before it will bloom, and has set crops in colder areas where winter likes to "hang on".

Zone:

5

Height:

5-6 m

Spread:

4-5 m
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Veteran Peach Growing and Maintenance Tips

Peach trees grow best in all day sun, and may need thinning to reduce fruit count, to allow remaining fruits to reach full size. They are best grown in a slightly acidic, fertile, well-drained soil with consistent water. Supplement with phosphorous when planting. 


'Veteran' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Fast
Fast
Edible
Edible

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fruit

Habit

Tree form

Foliage Color

Green