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
'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".
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.
Soil MoistureAverage to Dry Soils
Moist to Average