Canadian Harmony Peach Tree (Prunus ‘Canadian Harmony’)
Canadian Harmony Peach Tree
Add a self-pollinating Peach tree to your edible landscape! You’ll relish the chance to sink your teeth into your own homegrown, tree-ripe fruit.
Even if you live in colder areas, Canadian Harmony Peach tree (Prunus ‘Canadian Harmony’) is a productive and pretty tree. It blooms a bit later than other varieties, which protects your harvest from those nasty late spring frosts.
With a well-balanced flavor, the Canadian Harmony fruit is also very versatile. This is truly an “all-arounder” that can be used for just about anything peach-related.
It’s juicy and very delicious. Enjoy the large, firm peaches fresh or freeze them for use later in the year. The pit pulls away cleanly, which makes preparation smooth and easy.
The yellow flesh is firm and displays red near the pit. It doesn’t brown as fast as other varieties, so makes a nice presentation on a plate or in salads.
It’s also a good keeper. You’ll get a lot of value from these peaches, as they have a long shelf life.
With a zippy hint of acidity, this sweet yellow peach stands up to baking. Use it to make amazing pies and cobblers. It cans beautifully and freezes well.
This cold-hardy variety was introduced from Ontario, Canada. It’s tough enough for northern gardens, but is also successful across a wide swathe of the United States.
It’s a self-pollinating variety, so you will only need one tree. This makes it possible for people with small yards to grow their own fresh fruit.
Canadian Harmony has a well-deserved reputation as a good producer. Plan now for how you’ll prep and use your harvest. Who can you share your bounty with? There are bound to be hands raised all around, with a great-tasting peach like this one.
You’ll love both the look and the taste of these peaches. Most of the skin is blushed red, over a yellow background. The developing fruit makes a marvelous display.
Don’t forget the gorgeous pink blossoms in springtime! You can use this fruit bearing tree with pride anywhere in your landscape.
Boost your curb appeal and anchor your foundation planting with a fruit tree planted 20 feet out from the corner of your house. Add to your patio planting as a very special—and valuable—specimen tree.
Create a home orchard with Canadian Harmony. Add other varieties that extend your season of harvest, from early to late season.
Your family and friends can enjoy fresh fruit for several months with careful planning!
Did you know you can keep fruiting trees much smaller with an annual summer prune? Control the height and spread to your preferred dimension for easy harvest.
High density planting is key to success in a tiny backyard. Watch our YouTube videos to see how to create 3-in-1 or 4-in-1 plantings. Save space, and get a longer window of harvest.
Peach trees need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. They do best in full sun locations, and really love a spot with morning sun.
Plant them in well-drained soil. You can easily improve your drainage with a raised bed, or by creating a mounded heap of soil 3 feet wide to a depth of 12 to 18 inches above your soil line. Plant in that mound.
Apply mulch in a thick layer over the root system. Apply at least 3 to 4 inches and spread it out 3 feet from the outside of the canopy.
In late winter before bud swell, sculpt your tree into a goblet-shape with wide-spreading lateral branches at 45 degree angles. These scaffolding branches will support the weight of your yearly harvest.
Tip prune the new growth for size control if you want to keep your tree smaller. You’ll need to plan to conduct an annual summer prune.
|Common name||Canadian Harmony Peach Tree|
|Botanical name||Prunus 'Canadian Harmony'|
|Height||12 - 15 ft.|
|Width||12 - 15 ft.|