Every knowledgeable deer (and deer hunter) knows the only thing better than having a loaded persimmon dropping her sweet treats is having a GROVE of “simmons” to choose from. Those single trees are great but it seems the deer don’t go too far out of their way for just one tree. If you really want to bring ‘em in close from great distances, establish patches of trees to see some real results. Since persimmons can produce fruit on small stature trees, you may also want to plan ahead by planting a faster growing tree to hang a stand in nearby.
Belle Georgia Peach
Hardiness ZonesThe belle of georgia peach can be expected to grow in Hardiness Zones 5–8.
Sun PreferenceFull sun is the ideal condition for this tree, meaning it should get at least six hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day.
- Produces large, creamy white freestone fruit with a bright red cheek. The flesh is firm, white with a tinge of red, and highly flavored--ideal for eating, baking and canning.
- Yields ripe fruit typically in late August.
- Is self-fertile but provides a better crop when planted in multiples.
- Begins to bear large crops at ages 3–4 and reaches full potential at ages 8–12.
- Blooms in the spring, with a profusion of bright pink to brilliant red flowers.
- Is available in standard and dwarf sizes. Our standard Belle of Georgia seedlings are budded to Nemaguard rootstock, and our dwarf seedlings are grafted to Prunus besseyi (Sand Cherry). Dwarf trees should be staked to help them bear the weight of the fruit and prevent leaning.
- Has a chill hours (CU) requirement of 800–850. (Chill hours are the average hours of air temperature between 32° and 45° F in a typical winter season.)
- Grows in a rounded shape.