Saturday, March 9, 2013

New year flowering peach

My mom grew this peach from seed years ago. The special thing about it is that it blooms every year exactly on the day of the lunar new year, whether it falls on January or February. So what happened to the concept of chilling hours?

The fruits are so numerous that they don't reach full size, about an inch across. if grown from seed, it flowers as early as the second or third year.  the color variation from one seedling to the next is baby pink to almost red. I know this because we have given seeds to many interested neighbors and have seen the resulting offspring.

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