Apple - Irish Peach

Fruit Trees
Irish Peach Apple

Malus domestica
Irish Peach is one of the best flavoured summer apples

Origin: Ireland 1819

Pollination:  Irish Peach is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners



Irish Peach Apple Trees for sale - order online

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form Availability Price Qty required
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden Sold out £16.50
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   2 years Bush *Reduced Price* Sold out £20.50
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden 2015/16 £16.50
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   2 years Half Standard *Reduced Price* Available £20.50
M25 - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden Available £16.50

The availability information shown in the availability column in the table is always up-to-date.
Available means Available for supply from Nov 2014 to March 2015
2015/16 means Sold out but available for supply winter 2015/16. Orders taken from May 2015
Sold out means Sold out for supply Nov 2014 to March 2015. May be available again winter 15/16




History and description of Irish Peach

Irish Peach apple is believed to have arisen in Sligo, Ireland. Sent to the London Horticultural Society the nurseryman John Robertson of Kilkenny 1819. Popular in Victorian and Edwardian England when it was grown commercially in Kent.

Medium sized, round to round-conical fruit. Brownish red flush over a greenish yellow skin. Crisp, juicy, pale cream flesh. Good balance of sugar and acidity. Excellent flavour for a summer apple. Does not keep and best eaten from the tree. Vigorous tip bearing tree. Good cropper.




Main characteristics of Irish Peach

Use Dessert
Colour Flushed
Flavour Sweet-sharp
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Aug
Season of use  Aug

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Tip-bearer
Cropping Good
Suitable for Northern Britain

Pollination date  5
Pollination group  B
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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