Indian Blood Peach

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Indian Blood Peach is an heirloom variety, large, clingstone fruit with dark crimson skin and yellow flesh streaked with red. Distinctive, tart flavor when fully ripe. Makes beautiful and delicious pickled peaches. Also excellent for eating fresh, pies and preserves. Dependable high yielder. Can grow up to 12 inches! Grows true from seed.

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Pot Size (click on a size to show add to cart button) 5 gallon In Store Pickup Only Bareroot Bareroot plants only available November-April. Shippable!
Rootstock Semi-Dwarf Semi-Dwarf Rootstock Standard Standard Rootstock
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About Indian Blood Peach

Indian Blood Peach is an heirloom variety, large, clingstone fruit with dark crimson skin and yellow flesh streaked with red. Distinctive, tart flavor when fully ripe. Makes beautiful and delicious pickled peaches. Also excellent for eating fresh, pies and preserves. Dependable high yielder. Can grow up to 12 inches! Grows true from seed.

“The Indian Blood Peach is an Old World fruit that was brought over to Mexico by the Spanish in the 1500s. Over the course of a century, the fruit spread up into the southeastern United States and was grown by native tribes such as the Cherokees and the Creeks. European explorers arriving later were astonished to find this Old World fruit growing in the New World. The Indian Blood Peach was grown by famous Americans such as Thomas Jefferson at his home, Monticello, and is one of the 38 types of peaches that still grows there today.

The Blood Peach survived throughout the centuries in the American South because it is a superior canning peach. An October 1868 article from The Boston Recorder cited the Blood Peach as a highly recommended canning fruit because of its preservation ability, consistency, and hardy taste.” –Slow Food USA

  • Latin Name: Prunus persica 'Indian Blood'
  • Also Known As: Indian Blood Cling, Indian Red Cling
  • Zone: 5-9
  • Light: Full Sun (6+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
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  • Type: Grafted
  • Food Forest Use: Understory Layer
  • Origin: Brought to Mexico by Spanish in 1500s.

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quart size potsA guide to choosing the right size

1 Quart = Available for immediate dispatch. Plants are between 3in-36in in height. They are like small plug plants with deep (5in) roots that will get established very quickly.

Bareroot = Field grown plants that have been freshly lifted and supplied with no soil around the roots. Only available during the dormant period November-April.

1 Gallon & larger = Container grown or bare root plants (planted in containers while dormant) and can be planted all year round. Nursery standard container size (also called #1). The size refers to the amount of soil that the container holds which is slightly less than 1 gallon. Please note that at the moment we do not ship gallon and larger plants.