China Pearl peach trees
Prunus persica 'China Pearl'
China Pearl is a cold-hardy late-blooming white-fleshed freestone peach with good fruit size.
China Pearl peach trees for sale
Full-size 1-year bare-root tree
Mature height: 16ft-24ft after 10 years
China Pearl is a cold-hardy late-blooming peach. It is white-fleshed, and the stone comes away cleanly (freestone).
China Pearl has the potential for excellent fruit size.
The flavor is sweet, with the lack of acidity characteristic of white-fleshed peaches.
How to grow
China Pearl will routinely over-set, and thinning of the fruitlets after the spring blossom period is important to maximize fruit size.
China Pearl trees are vigorous, with good resistance to bacterial spot, and a track record of excellent cold-hardiness. The bloom is late, and the flowers have good resistance to frost injury.
Advice on fruit tree pollination.
China Pearl was developed at the Sandhills Research Station, Jackson Springs, NC in the 1990s.
Perhaps surprisingly for a white-fleshed peach, one of China Pearl's parents is Contender - a yellow-fleshed peach.
China Pearl characteristics
- Gardening skillAverage
- Pollination group4
- Pollinating othersAverage
- Bearing regularityRegular
- WildlifeAttractive to birds
- Picking seasonMid
- UsesEating freshCulinary
- Keeping (of fruit)1 week
- General resistanceAverage
- Chill requirementHigh-chill
- Country of originUnited States
- Period of origin1950 - 1999
- Fruit colorOrange / Red
- Fruit sizeVery large