Peach 'Tropic Beauty' (Prunus persica)
The Tropic Beauty Peach is a deciduous fruit tree member of the Rosaceae family alongside Cherries and Loquats. Thanks to breeding, the University of Florida and Texas A&M created a low-chill friendly peach requiring only roughly 150-250 chill hours (as opposed to the usual 600-900 of the traditional peach).
A winter-dormant specimen, this Tropic Beauty Peach grows best with a rich compost layer in the slow season and a regular pest-control routine in the growing season, as many other creatures love peach trees just as much as us!
This Tropic Beauty Peach provides a perfumed perk of fragrant pink blossoms in early spring, maturing into medium-sized, melt-in-your-mouth peaches by mid-May. The fruit bears soft, red skin and a yellow, juicy, semi-freestone center of top-notch flavor. Nothing store-bought will ever compare once you know the true potential of these fresh-picked peaches!
Eat it out of hand, bake it, juice it, preserve it, or merely obsess over its endless culinary uses.