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Carolina Gold peach trees

Prunus persica 'Carolina Gold'

  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Flesh colour: Golden / Yellow
  • Cling-stone: Freestone
A self-fertile cold-hardy late-blooming yellow-flesh freestone peach.

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Carolina Gold is a large mid-season peach. It has a yellow flesh and the stone comes away cleanly. 

How to grow

Carolina Gold is a high-chill peach, and as a result tends to come into bloom quite late in the spring - helping it to avoid frost-damage to the flowers.

Carolina Gold is vigorous and productive, and resistant to bacterial spot.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.


Carolina Gold comes from the same breeding program at North Carolina State University which produced Carolina Belle, as well as the popular Contender peach. It was introduced in 2004.

Carolina Gold characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Pollination group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Picking seasonMid
  • UsesEating freshCulinary
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1 week
  • General resistanceAverage
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)(4) -30F / -34C
  • Summer maximum temperaturesWarm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Chill requirementHigh-chill
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Flesh colourGolden / Yellow
  • Fruit colorOrange / Red
  • Fruit sizeLarge
  • Cling-stoneFreestone

Similar varieties

  • Carolina Belle
    Carolina Belle is a large self-fertile white-fleshed freestone peach.
  • Contender
    A reliable late-blooming yellow-fleshed peach with a good flavor.