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Intrepid peach trees

Prunus persica 'Intrepid'

  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Flesh colour: Golden / Yellow

Intrepid is a red-skinned late-blooming peach, which is exceptionally cold-hardy.

Intrepid ripens early-to-mid season - about 10 days before Contender.

Intrepid has yellow flesh which comes cleanly away from the stone (freestone), and an average fruit size in good conditions of about 2.5".

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How to grow

Intrepid's is a good choice for peach growes in cold climates - it is cold-hardy to -20F and the flower buds will also survive freezing temperatures.

In years when spring weather is warmer, it is likely that Intrepid will set too many fruitlets, and thinning will be required to maintain fruit size and flavor.

It is a high-chill variety and blooms late in the peach blossom season and should therefore avoid the worst frosts.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.


Intrepid was developed by North Carolina State University and released in 1990, and can be considered an improved version of Reliance with better texture and flavor.

Intrepid characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Pollination group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Picking seasonMid
  • UsesEating fresh
  • Keeping (of fruit)1 week
  • General resistanceAverage
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)Zone 5 (-29C)
  • Summer maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Chill requirementHigh-chill - 1000 hours
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Flesh colourGolden / Yellow
  • Fruit colorOrange / Red