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Irish Peach apple trees

  • Pick: Very early-season
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Uses: Eat fresh 
  • Disease-resistance: Good

Irish Peach is a very early season apple, often ripening at the end of July or early August. It has good natural resistance to many of the diseases that affect apple trees.

For such an early apple, the flavor is very good, although like all early varieties it really needs to be eaten straight from the tree.

Irish Peach apple trees for sale

Sorry we have not been able to produce any trees of this variety this season.

We may still be able to propagate it to order for you. Please contact us for more details.

Summary features of Irish Peach

    Growing

  • Gardening skill: Easy?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 2?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Slightly large?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Growth habit: Spreading
  • Fruit bearing: Tip-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Fruit drops when ripe?
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Organic / no-spray culture?
  • Mildew: Some resistance?
  • Woolly aphid: Some resistance
  • Cedar apple rust: Some resistance?
  • Bitter pit: Some resistance?

    Identification

  • Country of origin: Ireland
  • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849
  • Fruit colour: Orange flush
  • Blossom colour: Pink - light
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Rarely grown?

    Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters


Pollination guide for Irish Peach

Irish Peach is in flowering group 2. Irish Peach is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby.

How to grow Irish Peach apple trees

Irish Peach is easy to grow, and the tree is amongst the hardiest of apple varieties. Cropping is usually good.

Irish Peach is a good example of a tip-bearing apple variety, with most (but not all) the fruit borne on the ends of branches. For this reason it is not a good variety for espalier training as the pruning needed to maintain the form will remove most of the fruiting tips. However for the same reason it is a good choice if you don't want to be bothered with pruning.

The tree starts out fairly upright but becomes more spreading with age, a characteristic of many tip-bearing varieties.

Varieties with similar picking times to Irish Peach

< Slightly earlier

About the same time

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Historical details

Ireland, early 19th century.


Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Irish Peach'




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