Rochester peach trees

Rochester peach tree
  • Pick: Mid-season (mid-August)
  • Self-fertile
  • Uses: Eat fresh 
RHS AGM for Rochester

Rochester is a yellow-fleshed peach with large fruit and good flavour. It ripens towards the end of July.

Growing peaches in the uncertain UK climate is always something of a gamble but Rochester is one of the most reliable. It should be ripe in early August - just ahead of time when Victoria plums are ripe.

This is a free-stone peach, the stone falls away cleanly from the flesh.

Rochester peach trees for sale

Order now for delivery from 18th December

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Pot-grown fruit trees

Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - 7l pot - St.Julien rootstock £30.45 Sold outalert me

Bare-root fruit trees

Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - St.Julien rootstock £25.95

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.

Summary features of Rochester

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Some needed?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Self-fertile?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: United States
  • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
  • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
  • Blossom colour: Pink - dark
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • RHS AGM: RHS AGM
    1998
  • Popularity: Best sellers?

Climate

Pollination guide for Rochester

Rochester 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.

Important: advice about pollination

How to grow Rochester peach trees

Rochester is self-fertile, reliable, and easy to grow (at least by peach standards).

It flowers relatively late, which means the blossom is less likely to be affected by late frosts.

Rochester is susceptible to peach-leaf curl, so be sure to protect the tree from infection in late winter / early spring - covering the tree with a fleece is a good method

Historical details

Rochester was raised by a farmer in New York state, USA in the early 1900s.

Botanical name

Prunus persica 'Rochester'


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