Garden Lady peach trees

Garden Lady peach tree
  • Pick: Early-season (mid-August)
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Self-fertile
  • Uses: Eat fresh 

Garden Lady is a yellow-fleshed freestone peach. The pink blossom is a particular feature.

It is a genetic dwarf variety, slow-growing and well-suited to growing in a pot - the height is likely to be less than 2m (disregard the standard heights given below for St. Julien rootstocks). This means you can make the best of the UK climate by growing the tree on a warm patio during the summer.

Although it is slow-growing, it is also quite precocious, so you may find you get some fruit in the first or second year after purchase.

Garden Lady peach trees for sale

Order now for delivery from 13th December

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Trained fruit trees - pot-grown

Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) Top-worked - 7l pot - St.Julien rootstock  45cm stem £30.45 Sold outalert me

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.

Summary features of Garden Lady

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Some needed?
  • Cropping: Light
  • Fertility: Self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Weak growing?
  • Precocity: Precocious?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Attractive blossom

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: New Zealand
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
  • Blossom colour: Pink - light
  • Leaf colour: Green

Climate

Pollination guide for Garden Lady

Garden Lady is in flowering group 3. Garden Lady is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, although fruiting may be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other peach trees.

Important: advice about pollination

How to grow Garden Lady peach trees

Best grown in a pot on the patio, and in the UK should be protected from the elements from January to May, e.g. in a cold greenhouse or conservatory. The blossom will appear in early spring, and since pollinating insects may be scarce at this time of year you can assist the pollination by dabbing the flowers with a very soft brush. As the fruitlets develop, thin them to leave a clear gap between each one. This will ensure the remaining ones grow larger and develop a better flavour.

Keeping the tree under cover during spring is also a simple and very effective method for avoiding peach-leaf curl, the most widespread of diseases affecting peaches.

Please note that because this is a naturally dwarf variety, you can disregard the mature height information for the St. Julien rootstock which applies to most peach trees - Garden Lady is slow-growing and unlikely to reach a height of more than 1.75m / 6ft.

Historical details

Originates from New Zealand.

Botanical name

Prunus persica 'Garden Lady'


UK-grown trees All our trees are grown in the UK.