Belle of Georgia peach is spicy, sweet and juicy. It has creamy, white flesh with tinges of red and the outside has a nice scarlet blush. The flesh is very firm and the peach is highly flavored. This is a heavy-bearing, high quality peach. It is an excellent freestone peach and the freestone characteristic makes it easy to eat. "Belle of Georgia" is considered a heirloom cultivar. It will ripen in August, and requires 800 chill hours. This midseason peach is vigorous and frost tolerant, a heavy bearer. This antique variety is has long been held in the memories of southern childhoods as one of the best peaches ever eaten. The large freestone peach ripens with a slight blush. White and melting, the very sweet flesh is excellent for fresh eating and ice cream. This variety tends to bloom in mid spring with bright pink flowers.
- Almost all peaches are self-fertile and require no pollinators
- They will set heavy crops on single trees, which need heavy and aggressive thinning early in the season for best fruit size
- The peach is the most adaptable of all fruit trees for home gardens
- When planting, they should be spaced to allow a spread of 20 ft.
- At 3 or 4 years of age they begin to bear large crops and reach peak productivity at 8 to 12 years
- Peaches need clear, hot weather during their growing season and require well-drained soil as well as a regular fertilizing program
- They also require heavier pruning than any other fruit trees to maintain size and encourage new growth
- Most peach varieties are self-pollinating, not requiring a second tree
- Cannot tolerate extreme winter cold or late frost