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Heath Cling Peach

Prunus persicus ‘'Heath Cling'’

In 1813 Jefferson recorded planting "4. fine Heath peach stones. Carysbrook," in the nursery. He received them from Wilson Cary of Fluvanna County. Heath Cling is not only considered the first named American cultivar but was also the most highly acclaimed. The fruit of the Heath Cling is very large, sometimes weighing half a pound, and it terminates in a point at the head. It ripens in September yet is frequently stored and eaten during October and November, a unique feature among peaches. The skin is creamy white, sometimes with a red blush, while the flesh is abundant with juice.Text adapted from Fruit and Fruit Trees of Monticello by Peter J. Hatch.

Growth Type: 
Deciduous Tree
Color(s): 
Pink
Hardiness Zones: 
Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Location at Monticello: 
South Orchard
Planting Conditions: 
Full Sun
Blooming History: 
2002 Apr 1 to 2002 Apr 152003 Mar 31 to 2003 Apr 182004 Mar 29 to 2004 Apr 232005 Apr 5 to 2005 Apr 262006 Mar 31 to 2006 Apr 202007 Mar 28 to 2007 Apr 202008 Apr 4 to 2008 Apr 252009 Apr 6 to 2009 May 12012 Mar 19 to 2012 Apr 92013 Apr 11 to 2013 Apr 302014 Mar 31 to 2014 May 1
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