Peach - Francis Peach

Francis Peach

Prunus persica
An excellent white peach with some resistance to leaf curl

Origin: Kent UK

Pollination:  Francis is self-fertile and a pollinator is not necessary for producing a crop.

A guide to choosing Peach Trees

Francis Peach 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
VVA-1 - Dwarfing   2 years Fan Trained
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Krymsk 86 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
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Krymsk 86 - Semi-vigorous   2 years Fan Trained
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History and description of Francis

Francis is a less well known variety of peach originating from a seedling raised in Kent UK but one that deserves much more attention. It has medium to large fruit with white skin develops a dark red flush where it catches the sun. The flesh is pale cream coloured with a little red around the stone. It is soft and melting, sweet with good flavour. Ripens in late August. It is a reliable heavy cropper. The tree is quite vigorous and while not fully resistant shows some resistance to leaf curl. A good garden variety particularly for warmer southern parts of the UK.

Main characteristics of Francis

Use Dessert
Colour White Fleshed
Fruit size  Medium
Season of use  Late August

Tree vigour  Moderate
Cropping Heavy

Self fertility  Self Fertile