Online Plant Guide Trafalgar Tours -  
Trees Shrubs Ground Covers Vines Bamboo Grass Corms Ferns Annuals Perennials Rhizomes Bulbs Palms Tubers Gingers

Prunus persica 'Gulf King'/Gulf King Peach

Prunus persica 'Gulf King' / Prunus persica 'Gulf King'
Fruit of this variety ripen in late spring, generally in May
View Image (Full)

Fruit of this variety ripen in late spring, generally in May

Generally sets a good number of fruit

Fruits are a very attractive reddish color

Along the Gulf Coast the fruit is ready to harvest in late April or early May

Fruit can be 1/3 larger when on branches that have been girdled

2007-2018 © All Rights Reserved. Information and images may not be reused without written consent.
Scientific Name: Prunus persica 'Gulf King'
Common Name: Gulf King Peach
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Pink
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: High
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Trees, Fruiting
Comments: This is a relatively recent peach introduction that requires 350 chill units, thus a much lower chilling requirement than many peaches that grow in Georgia and South Carolina. It is a clingstone peach. It has all of the insect and disease problems that plague peaches, so for peach production frequent spraying is required.