Peach 'Florida Grande' (Prunus persica)
The Florida Grande Peach is a deciduous fruit tree member of the Rosaceae family alongside Cherries and Loquats. Thanks to breeding, the University of Florida created a low-chill friendly peach requiring less than 100 chill hours (as opposed to the usual 600-900 of the traditional peach).
A winter-dormant specimen, this Florida Grande 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 Florida Grande Peach provides a perfumed perk of fragrant pink blossoms in early spring, maturing into medium-sized, melt-in-your-mouth peaches by summer. The fruit bears soft, textured, orange skin and a yellow, juicy, 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.