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Mackinaw Peach

Pot, 1-2' MAPE $18.20

Available fall of 2019. The Circus in Your Mouth Will be Here in September.

“Well they’re in!” We named this peach after the episode of Seinfeld where Kramer enters eating a "Mackinaw Peach" from Oregon which is ripe for only two weeks a year. “It’s like having a circus in your mouth!” Kramer exclaims. It is a miracle of nature and like the Aurora borealis, it is here for only a short period of time. The peaches ripen later in the season than most and ripen over a month.  This northern Michigan and Canadian heirloom peach is often grown from seed  producing peaches which are clingstone (the flesh sticks to the stone or pit).  For us it was an accidental discovery of growing numerous  seed strains of peaches that can tolerate our non peach like world of late frosts and fungus amoungus. Available starting in early October of 2019. 

 

Plant Specs
Genus & Species Prunus persica
Seed Source Michigan, Wisconsin, Canada --Heirloom
Hardiness -20
Height (ft) 25
Width (ft) 25
Pollination Requirements Self fertile.
Soil Does best in more dry arid conditions but able to grow in loam.
Climate Zone 4ish - zone 8. This is the most northern form we have experimented with without using grafted trees.
Ease of Cultivation Super easy to grow the tree. Tricky to fruit due to early frost and fungal diseases. Fungal diseases are less prevalent with this strain.