Since I’m a Gawga peach (well not really but I’ve lived here for almost 42 years so that counts)…here is what my yard boy – better known as Jack – did a week ago. We went to our local nursery to get some dirt – and of course couldn’t resist a few plants too. He always goes for the big stuff so of course he was looking for another tree to plant in our already over-crowded front yard. But hey, he’s the yard boy so he’s in charge LOL We saw these pretty little dwarf Bonfire Patio Peach trees. Gorgeous bright pink flowers. So we add one to the mix and go to load up the truck. And being a truck, and since it’s my truck and I drive when we go anywhere in it, and since my legs are short and I have to pull the bench seat up so the passenger’s knees are at their chin…there was no chance Jack was going to hold that peach tree on his lap. So off comes his shirt and he buttons it around the peach tree – looks like some weird kind of scarecrow! But by gosh, most of the flowers are still on that tree when we arrive home. I just couldn’t pass up a before and after picture of this trip!
Now the tag on this peach says “Pinkish-white flowers in spring. Delicious white fleshed freestone fruit in late summer. Prized for its beautiful burgundy leaves and compact growth habit.” But when I went on the internet to look up a little more information – every single reference said “inedible hard fruit”. Anyone know the scoop on these trees? If you do, please share it with me. Have a peachy week!