Indian Free Peach: Now here’s a peach that pushes the envelope on being a peach. I first discovered it in my research to find another peach leaf curl resistant variety for my Pacific Northwest orchard. Because I don’t spray my orchard and use organic practices, I look for fruit trees that can stand up to our incessant spring rains and cool summer climate.
Reasons Why Indian Free Peach is one of my favorites!
- Thrives in cool clime of of coastal Pacific Northwest
- Scoffs at peach leaf curl. (Ha! take that Taphrina deformans!)
- Sports a thick fuzzy Mahogany brown skin
- Enjoys freestone status and very firm flesh
- Tastes sweet then tart, with strong overtones of blackberry and black cherry
- Surprises first-time eaters with its rich red flesh and juice
- Keeps well (so far for two weeks in fridge)
- Harvests very late (beginning in early October), but still ripens nicely
Nursery Sources for Indian Free Peach
(Bare-root peach trees are usually available in the winter and spring)