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Bees, Birds, Wildlife
Flowering in Apr, Mar
Fruiting in Aug
Hardy (Cold winter)
Height (when grown)
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Sheltered, Some Protection
Acidic, Chalky / Alkaline, Clay, Most soils, Well-drained
The Saturn Peach has a flat shape that seems to ripen more easily in our cold climate. With white flesh, this peach is simply delicious and sweet, juicy, and especially loved by children. Recently popular, Saturn peaches are thought to have originated from China and have been around in England since early Victorian times.
This flat peach tree is self-fertile, the lovely pink flowers of the peach appear very early in the year and can be damaged by frost. Covering the tree with fleece is a good option to protect the blossom and is also a good method for the prevention of peach leaf curl.
Saturn is a vigorous and productive tree; occasional thinning is helpful to get good results. Cold and hardy but plant in sun in a sheltered position for best results. Peaches are often planted against a wall and fan trained but remember that the soil below walls can become very dry so keep an eye on watering especially in a hot dry summer. Avoid overwatering when the fruit is ripening.
Water container-grown trees regularly and give them a high potassium feed every few weeks. Re-pot peaches every couple of years with John Innes No 3. (A loam-based potting compost.)
Peaches grown in the ground like most fertile well-drained soil, feed with a high potassium fertiliser such as Vitax Q4 although Tomato feed will do. Scatter handfuls on bare soil around trees or more if it’s on grass. The fruit needs to be thinned when very small. Start with removing small misshaped fruit. It might also need some protection from birds or horrid squirrels. Before planting, dig in plenty of compost or manure. Manure and or compost can be used again during blossom time.
Cultivation: Self-fertile, rootstock St Julien A
Soil: Fertile, moist, well-drained
Position: Full sun, sheltered
Flowering: Pink flowers in spring
Hardiness: Cold hardy
Benefits to Wildlife: Yes
Height & Spread in Maturity: 3.5 – 4 metres x 2.5 metres
The tree is watered before being carefully packed by one of our experienced staff on site. It comes in a cardboard box lined with straw. (We try to use as much recycling material as possible) The box is addressed to the customer or a specified name and address and sent out overnight delivery to arrive on requested dates.
Please note the size of the tree that you are ordering, as our trees are provided for our clients to plant themselves, which may appear at a small size rather than the fully grown tree as shown in the photos.
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