Nurseries

Different nurseries across United States offer multiple varieties adapted to Georgia conditions. For available varieties, please check nursery websites or call for up-to-date information. Orders are normally submitted from May to June for trees to be delivered for spring of the following year. Make sure that the nursery understands your location, chilling requirement, and the type of fruit that you want. They probably can suggest the best varieties and rootstock to be used in your location.

Some of the most common nurseries used by the peach industry are as follows:


Adams County Nursery, Inc.
26 Nursery Road 
PO Box 108
Aspers, PA 17304
Phone: (717) 677-8105
Website

Burchell Nursery
12000 State Highway 120 (Wamble Road)
Oakdale, CA 95361
Phone: (209) 845-8733
Website

Cumberland Nursery: 
Fruit tree farm
PO Box 8095
McMinnville, TN 37111
Phone: (931) 607-3228

 

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Dave Wilson Nursery
19701 Lake Road
Hickman, CA 95323
Phone: (209) 874-1821
Website

Freedom Tree Farms:
Tennessee Wholesale Nursery

U.S. 41 Pellham, TN 37366
Phone: (931) 467-3600
Website

Garden Delights Nursery
856 Main St
Altamont Tn 37301
(931) 692-4266
Website


Trees-Plants
884 Main
Altamont, Tn 37301
(931) 692-4252
Website

Tn Nursery
12845 State Rt 108
Altamont Tn 37301
(931) 692-4837
Website

Vaughn Nursery
8678 Smithville Hwy
McMinnville, TN 37110
Phone (931) 934-2715
Website


Varieties

Most peach nursery catalogs use information such as: variety, rootstock, flesh color, stone freeness (cling, free, or semi-free), chilling requirement hours, and ripening season (days before or after ‘Elberta’ cultivar).  In the case of ripening, most nurseries in the US use ‘Elberta’ peach as the ripening standard. The rootstock availability depends on the nursery.

Variety Approx. Ripening Date Flesh Color Stone Freeness Chilling Hours Days Before (-)
and after (+) Elberta
Gulfking* May 1-10 Yellow Cling 350 -57
Flavorich May 11-20 Yellow Cling 700 -64
Flordacrest May 11-20 Yellow Semi - Free 425 -55
Springprince May 11-20 Yellow Cling 650 -51
Carored May 11-20 Yellow Cling 650 -51
Crimson Lady May 11-20 Yellow Cling 700 -51
Goldprince June 11-20 Yellow Cling 650 -49
Gulfcrimson* June 11-20 Yellow Cling 400 -47
Junegold June 11-20 Yellow Cling 650 -47
Gulfcrest*   Yellow Cling 500 -45
Rubyprince June 11-20 Yellow Cling 850 -44
Gulfprince*   Yellow Cling 400 -41
Coronet June 11-20 Yellow Free 750 -39
Juneprince June 11-20 Yellow Semi-Free 650 -38
Sureprince June 21-30 Yellow Semi-Free 950 -35
Gala June 21-30 Yellow Semi-Free 700 -34
Redhaven June 21-30 Yellow Semi-Free 950 -28
Caroking June 21-30 Yellow Semi-Free 850 -26
Harvester June 21-30 Yellow Free 750 -21
Cary Mac June 21-30 Yellow Free 750 -20
Galactica June 21-30 White Peento 800 -20
Fireprince July 1-10 Yellow Free 850 -20
Blazeprince July 1-10 Yellow Free 850 -19
Winblo July 1-10 Yellow Free 850 -15
Redglobe July 1-10 Yellow Free 850 -13
Scarletprince July 1-10 Yellow Free 850 -13
Majestic July 1-10 Yellow Free 800 -12
Bounty July 11-20 Yellow Free 800 -12
Loring July 11-20 Yellow Free 800 -12
Julyprince July 11-20 Yellow Free 850 -8
Contender July 11-20 Yellow Free 1050 -7
Ruston Red July 11-20 Yellow Free 850 -5
Cresthaven July 11-20 Yellow Free 850 -3
Dixiland July 11-20 Yellow Free 750 -3
Belle of Georgia July 11-20 White Free 850 -3
Early Augustprince July 11-20 Yellow Free 850 -2
Sunprince July 21-30 Yellow Free 800 -2
Jersey Queen July 21-30 Yellow Free 850 0
Elberta July 21-30 Yellow Free 850 +0
China Pearl July 21-30 White Free 1100 +4
Augustprince July 21-30 Yellow Free 850 +5
Monroe Aug 1-10 Yellow Free 850 +8
O'Henry Aug 1-10 Yellow Free 750 +13
Flameprince Aug 1-10 Yellow Free 850 +14
Big Red Aug 11-20 Yellow Free 750 +22
Autumnprince Sep 1-10 Yellow Free 800 +30
Fairtime Sep 11-20 Yellow Free 750 +35

*Low chill varieties. Table modified from Freedom Tree Farms and Cumberland Valley Nursery catalogs.

 

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Maturity Charts

Each nursery has a maturity chart for their peach varieties. The ripening dates within each maturity chart are applicable to a location (denoted within each maturity chart). Always ask the nursery for an estimated ripening date for the peach variety that you are interested for your location.

 

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Variety Evaluations

Breeders, nurseries, and universities have historical peach variety evaluation data that can allow you to make a better decision when deciding for the peach varieties to plant. One site that compiles historical evaluation data for multiple locations is curated by Clemson University.

 

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