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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
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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

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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:
Yes
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.