The “Honey Babe” is a dwarf peach variety only growing to about 4 to 6 feet high or clip to shape. The good tasting fruit is medium sized, freestone, with deep red skin with a hint of yellow. The flesh on honey babe peaches is sweet, firm, and orange in color. This self fertile selection ripens mid July. This peach variety about 500 chilling hours, and is considered a genetic dwarf, keeping the size very manageable. Small enough to be grown in a container for awhile. All of our fruit trees are shipped potted in soil to ensure a healthier start when planted in orchard or garden. New planting. Photo used courtesy of Dustin Kahn.
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!