To earn the name of ‘Doughnut’ (or Donut), it just HAS to be good in some way. This peach variety we picked up earned its nickname by its looks…the fruit itself a bit sunken in the middle… well, looking like a donut. The white fleshed fruit is of course sweet with a mild, laid back taste. Your donut peaches will be finished and the fruit ready to pick late June to early July. The estimated chill hours 200-300. Self fertile. The tree will be shipped potted in soil for best possible results when planted in yard or garden.
The homeowner can produce three of four different fruit tree crops in slightly more than the space of one tree. The trees should be planted in a triangle (or box for 4) 24-30 inches apart and at a slight outward angle. The center limbs are pruned so that crossing limbs are removed. Otherwise, normal care is all that is necessary.
Pick a combination of varieties that are similar in growth habit and foliage texture. Varieties can be selected for mild winter areas, traditional fruit growing areas, mountains or deserts. Why not have fruit all summer long?
Apples….red, green and yellow, or early, mid and late season. Apricots...June, July and August ripening. Cherries...early June ripening, mid June ripening and a sweet pollinator. Plums...red meat, purple meat and yellow meat.... I think you get the picture. Just have fun!