Irish Peach apple trees

  • Pick: Very early-season (mid-August)
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Uses: Eat fresh 
  • Disease-resistance: Good
  • Pollination partners

Irish Peach is a very early season apple, often ripening at the end of July or early August. It has good natural resistance to many of the diseases that affect apple trees.

For such an early apple, the flavour is very good, although like all early varieties it really needs to be eaten straight from the tree.

Irish Peach apple trees for sale

Order now for delivery from 18th December

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Bare-root fruit trees

Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - MM106 rootstock £19.50
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - bare-root - MM106 rootstock £28.45 Sold outalert me
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) Half-standard - bare-root - MM106 rootstock £31.95
Full size  (5m+ after 5-10 years) Standard 1.75m - bare-root - M25 rootstock £31.95

Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

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Summary features of Irish Peach

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 2?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Slightly large?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Growth habit: Spreading
  • Fruit bearing: Tip-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Fruit drops when ripe?
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Organic / no-spray culture?
  • Mildew: Some resistance?
  • Woolly aphid: Some resistance
  • Cedar apple rust: Some resistance?
  • Bitter pit: Some resistance?

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: Ireland
  • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849
  • Fruit colour: Orange flush
  • Blossom colour: Pink - light
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Rarely grown?

Climate

Pollination guide for Irish Peach

Irish Peach is in flowering group 2. Irish Peach is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby.

How to grow Irish Peach apple trees

Irish Peach is easy to grow, and the tree is very cold hardy by UK standards - in North America it is rated for zone 5, which means down to -29C. Cropping is usually good. It is a good choice for growers in areas of high rainfall.

Irish Peach is a good example of a tip-bearing apple variety, with most (but not all) the fruit borne on the ends of branches. For this reason it is not a good variety for espalier training as the pruning needed to maintain the form will remove most of the fruiting tips. However for the same reason it is a good choice if you don't want to be bothered with pruning.

The tree starts out fairly upright but becomes more spreading with age, a characteristic of many tip-bearing varieties, as the branches are bent down by the weight of apples.

Historical details

Ireland, early 19th century.

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Irish Peach'


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