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 good, although like all early varieties it really needs to be eaten straight from the tree.
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Irish Peach is easy to grow, and the tree is amongst the hardiest of apple varieties. Cropping is usually good.
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 any kind of training (e.g. espaliers or cordons) as the pruning needed to maintain the form will remove most of the fruiting tips. Conversely, it is a good choice if you don't want to be bothered with the chore of pruning because tip-bearers generally don't need any routine pruning.
The tree starts out fairly upright but becomes more spreading with age, a characteristic of many tip-bearing varieties.
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Irish Peach was discovered in Ireland in the early 19th century.