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Bellegarde peach trees

  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Flesh colour: Golden / Yellow

Bellegarde is a traditional late-season yellow-fleshed peach from France, with dark red skin. In English conditions it usually ripens towards the end of September.

Cropping is generally good.

This is a freestone peach - the stone falls cleanly from the flesh.

Bellegarde peach trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £24.45
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

How to grow

The vast majority of peaches are self-fertile, but Bellegarde appears to need another (different) peach or nectarine variety nearby for best results.

Bellegarde has a reputation for good disease-resistance by peach standards but is still 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

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Bellegarde is a traditional French peach, but has been successfully grown in England since the Victorian era. It is also known as Galande.

Bellegarde characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillExperienced
  • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesWarm climates

Using

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
  • Food usesEating freshCulinary
  • Cling-stoneFreestone

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood
  • Peach leaf curlSome susceptibility

Climate

    Identification

    • Country of originFrance
    • Period of origin1700 - 1749
    • Flesh colourGolden / Yellow
    • Fruit colourRed - dark
    • Fruit sizeLarge