Salish Summer Peach Tree (Prunus persica ‘Q 1-8’)

Salish Summer Peach Tree

The only white Peach that is resistant to Peach Leaf Curl, the Salish Summer Peach Tree (Prunus persica ‘Q 1-8’) is absolutely delicious! The luscious white flesh makes any homeowner with an edible landscape smile! It’s well-balanced with just the right amount of acid to bring out the sugar, this white-fleshed variety offers a wonderfully complex flavor. Its sweet, melting flesh is smooth and oh-so-juicy!

Clouds of showy pink flowers cover the branches for a lovely show. The handsome foliage fills out all summer and finishes in fall with a flush of color. Even the fruit is highly ornamental – light yellow with a red blush on the sunny side, you’ll be harvesting early to mid-season.

A cold hardy, widely adapted selection Salish Summer handles challenging climates with late freezes with ease. Just imagine picking homegrown peaches with no need for copper sprays. Q-1-8 White Peach is curl-free up to 80% of the time in the most challenging areas!

Planting and Application:

Salish Summer fruit is great for fresh eating off the tree. The pure white flesh looks almost as creamy as the smooth texture tastes. This is the perfect fruit to include in your morning smoothie or pack it in your lunch for a great mid-day snack or great for drying for a special winter snack.

You can choose to keep these ornamental flowering and fruiting trees held to any height with a yearly schedule of summer pruning for size control. If you want to keep them small and manageable, consider planting several of them in a hedgerow. You’ll create an edible screen that is pretty, useful and enjoy tasty fruit, too!

  • Pale Yellow Skin Blushed Red
  • Luscious White Sweet Melting Flesh
  • Beautiful, Showy Pink Blooms in Spring
  • Fabulous Fresh Eating, Juicing, or Dried
  • Early Mid-Season Semi-Freestone

Tips for Care:

Be sure to plant Peach Trees in very well-drained, moist and enriched soil that’s located in a full sun area. Mulch well and prune when dormant for air circulation and prune in summer for shaping.

  • Full Sun
  • Moderate Moisture
  • Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Easy Care
  • 700-800 Chill Hours

Why not extend your season of harvest by planting it with other Peach Leaf Curl-resistant selections? Add the mid-Season Muir Peach or mid-season Frost Peach.

Salish Summer Peach Tree (Prunus persica ‘Q 1-8’) Details

Common name Salish Summer Peach Tree
Botanical name Prunus persica 'Q 1-8'
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