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Galactica peach trees

Prunus persica 'Galactica'

Galactica is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
Galactica is a self-fertile cold-hardy white-fleshed donut or peento peach.

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Galactica is a flat or peento peach - shaped like a donut. It has attactive red skin and firm white flesh, with an excellent aromatic flavor. The flesh comes away cleanly from the stone (freestone).

The fruits ripen early to mid season and in good conditions the fruits can be up to 3" across.

How to grow

Galactica is a useful choice for northern growers as the flower buds have good frost resistance.

It grows with a vigorous upright form and crops heavily. Fruiting usually begins in the 3rd year.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Galactica was developed by North Carolina State University in the 1990s. It is closely related to the well known and successful Contender peach, crossed with a Fantasia nectarine, and further crossed with a Chinese flat peach to give the characteristic peento shape.

Galactica characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Pollination group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking seasonMid
  • UsesEating fresh
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)1 week
  • General resistancePoor
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)(6) -10F / -23C
  • Summer maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Chill requirementHigh-chill 800 hours
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Flesh colourWhite
  • Fruit colorRed
  • Fruit sizeLarge
  • Cling-stoneFreestone