Lemon Cling Peach

Prunus persicus 'Lemon Cling'


Jefferson was sent cuttings of the "Carolina Canada" peach by Timothy Matlack, who said "when fully ripe, [it is] the most juicy and highest flavored of the
Clingstone peaches. It retains more of the peach flavour in brandy than any other." Named for its very large and lemon-shaped fruit, it was also known as
"Kennedy's Carolina" and "Large Yellow Pineapple" peach. It was commonly sold in American nurseries beginning in 1790. It was still popular in California as a
canning peach in the first half of the twentieth century.

Text adapted from Fruit and Fruit Trees of Monticello by Peter J. Hatch.

Growth Type: Deciduous Tree Color(s): White Hardiness Zones: 6 - 10 Location at Monticello: South Orchard Planting Conditions: Full Sun Map it: 38.008882,-78.451717

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Blooming Dates 2002: Mar 18 – Apr 152003: Mar 31 – Apr 112004: Mar 22 – Apr 232005: Apr 5 – Apr 262006: Mar 16 – Apr 202007: Mar 28 – Apr 202008: Apr 4 – Apr 252009: Apr 10 – May 12011: Apr 5 – Apr 262013: Apr 11 – Apr 302014: Mar 31 – May 1