- Sweet, flavorful fruits with melting texture
- Large, freestone fruits
- 200 chill hours required
Santa Barbara Peach is arguably the best-tasting peach for most homeowners in warm zones—and a favorite in California. It produces Elberta-quality fruits with yellow flesh, a melting, fine texture and beautiful red coloring near the pit. The peaches are delightfully sweet with an excellent peach flavor. They're attractive too, with a red blush over the yellow skin. The large, freestone fruits are tops for eating fresh. Fruits ripen in early to mid July. 200 chill hours required. 700-1000 chill hours are required for a successful harvest. Zones 8-10.
Why buy a Deluxe package - Deluxe fruit trees include 2 oz. of Fruit-Boost™ Pelletized Calcium to enhance fruit quality, 12 oz. bag of Fruit Tree Food Starter Formula, easy-to-use tree ties (see video below), a premium tree guard to protect the trunk from gnawing pests, mowers and weed trimmers, and a copy of Backyard Horticulture for Fun and Profit--How to Make $10,000 in Your Spare Time.