Peach - Rochester

Rochester Peach

Prunus persica
One of the best all round yellow fleshed peaches for the UK.

Origin: USA 1900

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

A guide to choosing Peach Trees

Rochester 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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VVA-1 - Dwarfing   2 years Fan Trained *Reduced Price*
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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 Rochester

Rochester is a long established variety raised in early 20th century in the USA. It is one the most popular outdoor peaches in the UK. The fruit is large with an attractive red flush over an orange skin. The orange-yellow flesh is soft and juicy. It is sweet with a good flavour. It flowers late missing late frosts and giving more reliable crop. Like most peaches Rochester is susceptible to peach leaf curl.

Main characteristics of Rochester

Use Dessert
Colour Yellow Fleshed
Fruit size  Large
Season of use  Mid Aug

Tree vigour  Moderate
Cropping Heavy

Self fertility  Self Fertile