Rochester peach trees

Rochester peach tree
  • Pick: Mid-season (mid-August)
  • Self-fertile
  • Uses: Eat fresh 
RHS AGM for Rochester

Rochester is a yellow-fleshed peach with large fruit and good flavour. It ripens towards the end of July.

Growing peaches in the uncertain UK climate is always something of a gamble but Rochester is one of the most reliable. It should be ripe in early August - just ahead of time when Victoria plums are ripe.

This is a free-stone peach, the stone falls away cleanly from the flesh.

Rochester peach trees for sale

Deliveries start December 2018.

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - St.Julien rootstock 29.90

Delivery period: Trees are delivered between November and March. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in an area with very cold winters please let us know so that we can scheduled delivery for early spring.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

Summary features of Rochester

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Some needed?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Self-fertile?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: United States
  • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
  • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
  • Blossom colour: Pink - dark
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • RHS AGM: RHS AGM
    1998
  • Popularity: Best sellers?

Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters
  • Planting position: Full sun essential

Pollination guide for Rochester

Rochester is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, although fruiting may be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby.

Important: advice about pollination

How to grow Rochester peach trees

Rochester is self-fertile, reliable, and easy to grow (at least by peach standards).

It flowers relatively late, which means the blossom is less likely to be affected by late frosts.

Rochester is susceptible to peach-leaf curl, so be sure to protect the tree from infection in late winter / early spring - covering the tree with a fleece is a good method

Historical details

Rochester was raised by a farmer in New York state, USA in the early 1900s.

Botanical name

Prunus persica 'Rochester'