The Earligrande peach has medium to large fruit with yellow skin and red blush. Yellow flesh is firm, fine textured with excellent flavor. Semi freestone. The Earligrande ripens late April to late May and is self fertile. Chill hours only 275, making it a desired variety in areas with mild winters. This peach variety is good for fresh eating, canning, drying, juice, jams and jellies and even ice cream. Our fruit trees are shipped potted in soil to ensure a healthier start in orchard or garden. An added bonus is pretty pink blooms in the spring. Give one to a friend.
If you live in an area that has mild winters, choose trees with low chill hours. This means that they will go dormant and then wake up at the proper time (your spring) and produce fruit as they should. If you choose trees with a high chilling requirement and your winters are temperate, then fruit production will be lessened.
Absolutely. English Morello is a pie cherry that will do much better in milder climates than the more well known Montmorency, so no excuse on not having fresh baked cherry pies come summer. Another is Earligrande peach, which is a variety that ripens late April to early May. Awesome!
Not with Earligrande, a peach with excellent flavor and good texture. The Earligrande is cold hardy to USDA zone 8 and higher, and can be grown in many regions, but one you may want to especially consider if your winters are mild and your summers hot.