Peach, Champion

Peach, Champion

Prunus Persica 'Champion'

1/2-7/8 inch stem diameter at sale, bare root

Sourced from NY


Cold hardy. White flesh. Pink/white blooms.

  • Description

    Native to:  Developed by Isaac George Hubbard in Nokomis, Illinois, selected for cold hardiness, consistent yields, size and quality.  The variety took prize at the World's Fair in Chicago in 1893. (Source)

    Flower Color: pink/white, mid season bloom
    Pollination: Self-pollinating, but yield will improve with multiple species
    Fruit Color: Red cheek, white flesh
    Fruit Size: Medium to Large
    Type: Freestone

    Harvest in: 2-5 years
    Harvest Window: Mid August
    Mature yield: 3-6 bushels

    Mature height: 12-15 ft

    Mature width: 12-15 ft

    Growth Rate: Up to 24 inches per year

    Light Requirements: At least 6 hours of direct sun during the growing season

    Water Requirements: 1-2 gallons per week or 1-2 inches of rainfall per week

    Disease: Resistance to bacterial spot

    Pruning:  Early Spring


    • Year 1: Avoid fertilizer
    • Subsequent years: Feed twice a year, Once in April and again in May
    • Fertilizer: 10-10-10 is sufficient
    • Soil pH: 6.5-7.0
  • Resources

    The Champion Peach, Named by Nature,  1890, USDA National Agricultural Library


    The University of Maine has released a Bulletin about growing peach trees, which is also helpful to Vermonters. Read the Bulletin Here