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There are many peach varieties to choose from that grow well in our climate.  Some popular yellow flesh varieties are Desert Gold, Bonanza, and Flordaprince.  Babcock is a white flesh variety.  Low chill requirements make the Desert Gold Peach suitable for warmer climates. They ripen early in late April – May.

Newly planted trees need more frequent watering until they are well-rooted.  If a new plant wilts or has dull leaves, it is a sign you aren’t watering enough.  In Arizona, watering your plants too much during the spring can cause yellow leaves and root rot.  You should take special care not to let your trees stand in pooling water.  The best time to prune your fruit tree is during the dormant season, the first months of the year.  Annual pruning controls the tree size and ensures better fruit quality.

Link to Deciduous Fruit & Nut Chart; Harvesting Calendar for the low desert: