Indian Free Peach Tree (Prunus persica ‘Indian Free’)

Indian Free Peach Tree

Also known as the Muir Yellow Cling, the cherished Indian Free Peach (Prunus persica ‘Indian Free’) is a disease-resistant tree that produces large peaches! Many people are re-discovering the incredible flavor of old-world heirloom varieties. You’ll have to do a double-take when you see this peach!

Starting as fragrant, glamorous pink blossoms, these grow delectable white peaches, marbled with dark, wine-red streaks through the flesh and around the freestone pit. Combined with the frosted fuzz on the outside, this makes for a truly striking fruit!

The flavor is where Indian Free Peach really stands out! Sweet, smooth and juicy, it’s described as berry-like with a hint of plum. It continues to improve as it hangs on the tree, featuring a 19 – 20 Brix (sugar rating scale) when fully ripe! Indian Free stores up to two weeks after harvest and is highly regarded as a canning Peach!

Planting and Application:

Suburban edible landscaping is a garden trend on the rise! Plant this peach and its pollinator in your garden or landscape as an ornamental flowering tree. Provide this Peach a full sun location and a does require another Peach variety as a pollinator partner. Try high-density gardening or plant among others in a hedgerow for privacy or in your orchard with other Peach.

You’ll make the most remarkable preserves and late-season pies, or try the fruit dried! Imagine serving grilled Peach slices with artisanal cheese and prosciutto! You’ll simply dazzle your family and friends with homegrown goodness and a marvelous presentation – all from your very own fruit tree!

  • Heirloom & Cold Hardy
  • Highly Aromatic & Rich, Berry-Tasting Fruit
  • Late-Season Freestone 19 – 20 Brix
  • White Flesh Streaked & Crimson Stripes
  • Gorgeous Pink Flowers

Tips for Care:

This variety grows very well in well-drained, enriched and moist soil. It’s even resistant to Peach Leaf Curl. Mulch well for insulation and prune when dormant to open the canopy.

  • Full Sun, Moderate Moisture & Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Prune When Dormant & Thin For Largest Fruit
  • Requires a Pollinator Partner
  • 700 Chill Hours
  • Highly Resistant to Peach Leaf Curl Disease!

Thought to be a sport of the famous Indian Blood Peach, an old-world variety planted at the Monticello orchards of Thomas Jefferson. Indian Free Peach has won many taste tests time after time. This beautiful variety has been beloved since its introduction around 1869, so don’t miss this heritage freestone variety!

Indian Free Peach Tree (Prunus persica ‘Indian Free’) Details

Common name Indian Free Peach Tree
Botanical name Prunus persica 'Indian Free'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 5-9
Growth rate Medium
Harvest time 3 - 5 Years
Height 12 - 15 ft.
Width 10 - 12 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well-Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time When Dormant
Flower color Pink