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  • Lower Garden
  • Fruit Garden & Nursery

  • Hardiness Zones

    5 5 6 6b 7 7b 8 8b USDA basemap

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

    map legend 5 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b

    Peaches are wide fast growing trees that require careful pruning and maintenance in order to produce good quality fruit. Their vibrant pink flowers in spring are charming and attractive to pollinators.

    Latin Name

    Prunus persica


    Family

    Rosaceae


    Type of Plant

    Fruits Fruits
    Trees Trees

    Bloom Season

    April

    Seasons

    Spring Spring
    Summer Summer

    Specifications

    Max height Max Height: 25'
    Max spread Max Spread: 25'

    Uses

  • Edible
  • Flowering Tree

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun Full Sun

    Attracted Wildlife

    Birds Birds

    Colors


    Native Range

    Northwestern China


    History

    George Washington was fond of peaches and mentions them often, and Martha Washington used them to make Genoa paste.


    Other Details

    Pollinator Pollinator
    Grown by Washington Grown by Washington

    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

    Bring Washington's Garden Home

    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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