The Redhaven peach was bred by American breeders in Michigan in 1940. It is the result of crossing Halethaven and Calhaven.
Fastly gained the title of the benchmark variety and has retained it to this day.
- Description of the variety
- How to plant
- Perfect planting
- How to care
- Applying Fertilizer
- Disease and pest control
- Redhaven peach review
- Video review Review of the Redhaven
Description of the variety
The distinctive features are:
- The Redhaven peach variety is a tall, spreading tree, with a trunk height of 3 to 5 m. Its branches form a dense, spherical crown;
- leaves are lancet-shaped green (15-17 cm);
- flowers are soft pink, stamens red. They bloom in April and flower for about 2 weeks;
- fruits ripen in early August. They weigh between 120-200g and have a rounded-oval shape. The flesh is partly separated from the seed;
- fruiting starts 3-4 years after planting. By the age of 10, the yield reaches 35-40 kg.
How to plant
In southern regions, this peach variety is planted in autumn, best 3-4 weeks before frost. Or in spring in the second or third decade of April, with night temperature not lower than +15 degrees.
Percyce grows best on loamy and loose soils. It does not tolerate sour and swampy areas.
The place for planting should preferably be the sunniest and wind-protected.
- Bearing in mind the specificity of the variety, the seedlings are planted in the garden in rows. There should be a distance of 6-7 m between them, and 4-5 m between trees in a row.
- Two to three weeks before planting, pits should be prepared (1 m in diameter, 0.8 m deep).
- Fill the pits with a nutrient mixture (from humus, garden soil, wood ash and superphosphate) to a level of 25 cm. Then pour 3 buckets of water
- After the water is absorbed, the seedling is placed in the prepared pit and covered with nutrient substrate (mixed in equal parts peat, garden soil and sand).
- After planting, a root circle is formed around the tree and poured with water (2-3 buckets), with a 4-5 cm layer of mulch on top.
Important! A properly planted tree should have a root neck 5-6 cm above ground level after planting.
How to care for
Care consists of watering, fertilising, pruning and protecting the plants from diseases and pests.
Perform during active growth and fruit formation. For 1 tree, depending on the age of the plants, 2-3 buckets of water are used every 2-3 weeks. Watering should be done during the following periods:
- in early June, during fruit setting;
- in the first half of July, during fruit formation;
- in late July and early August, during fruit ripening.
Peach trees require regular fertilizing:
- Mineral fertilizers at the rate of 70 g ammonium nitrate and 50 g urea per 1 sq.m. planting are given in spring;Fertilizers are applied in spring.
- Mid-season 100-150 g of superphosphate and 50-60 g of ammonium nitrate are applied at the root of each tree;
- Autumn, after harvesting under recultivation, 1 sq. mineral (40 g of superphosphate and 50 g of potassium chloride) and organic fertilizers (5-6 kg of overdeposited manure or compost) are applied to 1m2 planting.
- annually in spring, before bud blossoming. Trees are pruned to rejuvenate and stimulate the growth of new shoots, and to form a cup-shaped or palmetto-shaped crown;
- In summer, they make rationing of ovaries. This technique will help to avoid crushing the fruit.
Борьба с болезнями and pests
Includes timely treatment of plants with special chemicals:
- from powdery mildew and clusterosporiosis;
- from fungal diseases (leaf curl, fruit rot and moniliosis).
If all these measures are taken, the growers will be able to produce a rich harvest of these delicious fruits.
Redhaven Peach Review
We have been growing the Redhaven peach variety in our garden plot for over 6 years. We like it because:
- This high yielding variety gives us a consistently rich harvest. We thus have the possibility to sell some harvests in the market and thus increase our family income;
- It has good marketability: dense skin and flesh make it possible to transport it long distances. Harvested peaches store well for 3-5 days, both in the refrigerator and in room conditions;
- Aromatic fruits in fresh form are enjoyed and eaten with pleasure by the whole family. We make jams, compotes, juice, dry and freeze;
- quite winter-hardy. In winter it can withstand temperature drops to -25 degrees. Compared to other varieties, it is not afraid of insidious spring frosts;
- adapts well to growing conditions and is less prone to leaf curl than other varieties.
Video overview of the variety Redhaven
Watching this video will give you an idea about the appearance of the tree and the fruit of this variety. Useful information about the benefits of Redhaven peaches. Features of planting and growing.
The Redhaven peach, thanks to its rich flavor, aroma and undemanding growing conditions, has become a godsend for us and other gardeners alike. This variety is definitely worth growing in dachas, homesteads and collective gardens.