Santa Barbara Peach

Prunus persica 'Santa Barbara'

Now even mild climate gardens can produce a tasty freestone Peach! Imagine the sweetness of Babcock combined with the intense flavor of Rio Oso or Elberta. This describes Santa Barbara, a large, superb tasting yellow peach with fine texture that melts in your mouth. Best for fresh eating. Self-fertile. Requires only 300 hours of winter chilling to produce a good crop, ripening in mid-summer. Deciduous.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationPROO-nus PER-see-kuh
Average Size at MaturityReaches 15 to 25 ft. tall and wide. Smaller size can be maintained with semi-annual pruning.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitWeeping
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseEspalier, Specimen
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEdible, Low Chill Requirement
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Provide humus-rich, well drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Apply a balanced fertilizer just before new growth begins in spring; repeat after harvest. When pruning, leave some of last year's wood for fruit development.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-10

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