Order now for delivery September 2020We are open. You can order now for delivery in September (or December for bare-root).
Orange Pippin Trees UK logo

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

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year 7L pot-grown tree St. Julien rootstock £38.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

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

Using

  • CroppingHeavy
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Flavour qualityVery good
  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
  • Food usesEating freshCulinary
  • Cling-stoneFreestone

Growing

  • Gardening skillExperienced
  • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • VigourAverage vigour
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • SunlightPrefers full sun
  • PruningDo not prune

Problems

  • Peach leaf curlSome susceptibility
  • Disease resistanceGood

Climate

  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesWarm climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesWarm (25-30C / 76-85F)Hot (>30C / 86F)

Identification

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