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Irish Peach apple

Irish Peach
A very early season apple, thought to come from Ireland, and a popular garden variety in the UK.

Irish Peach apple identification images

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USDA identification images for Irish Peach

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

  • USDA watercolor image of Malus domestica: Irish Peach

Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

Visitor reviews

  • 17 Aug 2011  DURHAM, United Kingdom
    Jim - jim.mac-donald@virgin.net Durham UK A wonderful peach aroma and flavour. First one picked this season 08-08-11 quite a soft and very juicy apple, delicious.

Tree register

United States

United Kingdom

Ireland

Italy

Canada

  • Dan in Vittoria, ONTARIO
  • Joybileefarm in Greenwood, BRITISH COLUMBIA
  • Mitch in Springhill, NS
  • Pat in Hamilton, ONTARIO

Australia

New Zealand

Spring blossom records for this variety

2023 season

  • 18th April  2023  - tree owned by James in Westport, Ireland

2022 season

  • April  2022  - tree owned by James in Westport, Ireland
  • April  2022  - tree owned by James in Westport, Ireland

2021 season

  • April  2021  - tree owned by James in Westport, Ireland
  • April  2021  - tree owned by James in Westport, Ireland

2018 season

  • 10th October  2018  - tree owned by Bec in Coleraine, Australia

2017 season

  • 19th October  2017  - tree owned by Neville in Tea Tree Gully, Australia
  • October  2017  - tree owned by Bec in Coleraine, Australia

2016 season

  • 14th November  2016  - tree owned by Neville in Tea Tree Gully, Australia

2015 season

  • 25th April  2015  - tree owned by Jon in Brigg, United Kingdom

2013 season

  • 23rd May  2013  - tree owned by Joybileefarm in Greenwood, Canada
  • 21st May  2013  - tree owned by Celia in Manchester, United Kingdom

2012 season

  • 2nd May  2012  - tree owned by Celia in Manchester, United Kingdom
  • 7th April  2012  - tree owned by Ute in Kilfenora, Ireland

2010 season

  • 26th April  2010  - tree owned by N. in Cambridge, United Kingdom

2009 season

  • 17th April  2009  - tree owned by N. in Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Harvest records for this variety

2023 season

  • 3rd week August  2023  - tree owned by James in Westport, Ireland

2021 season

  • August  2021  - tree owned by James in Westport, Ireland
  • August  2021  - tree owned by James in Westport, Ireland

2016 season

  • August  2016  - tree owned by Matt in Blacklion, Ireland
  • 2nd week June  2016  - tree owned by Darylann in Crescent City, United States

2014 season

  • 3rd week August  2014  - tree owned by Jon in Brigg, United Kingdom

2013 season

  • 2nd week September  2013  - tree owned by Joybileefarm in Greenwood, Canada
  • 3rd week August  2013  - tree owned by DoorusOrchard in Kinvara, Ireland
  • August  2013  - tree owned by Matt in Blacklion, Ireland

2012 season

  • January  2012  - tree owned by Katrina in Nelson, New Zealand

2009 season

  • 2nd week August  2009  - tree owned by Clare in Bodorgan, United Kingdom

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
  • Originates from: Ireland
  • Introduced: Early 19th century
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 2000-051

Identification

  • Country of origin: Ireland
  • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849
  • Fruit colour: Orange flush
  • Flower colour: Pink - light
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Rarely grown
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous

Using

  • Picking season: Very early
  • Keeping (of fruit): Does not keep
  • Flavour quality: Very good
  • Flavour style (apples): Sharper
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fruit persistence: Fruit drops when ripe
  • Food uses: Eating fresh
  • Picking period: mid-August
  • Wildlife: RHS Plants for Pollinators

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Beginner
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Pollinating others: Average
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Slightly large
  • Bearing regularity: Regular
  • Growth habit: Spreading / Flat-topped
  • Fruit bearing: Tip-bearer
  • Organic culture: Suitable
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile

Climate

  • Cold hardiness (USDA): Zone 4 (-34C)
  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cold (< 20C / 67F)

Other qualities

  • Disease resistance: Good
  • Powdery mildew: Some resistance
  • Bitter pit: Some resistance
  • Cedar apple rust: Some resistance

Where to buy trees

The following tree nurseries offer Irish Peach apple trees for sale:


Where to buy fresh fruit

The following orchards grow Irish Peach:

United States


United Kingdom


Canada




References

  • Apples of England (1948)
    Author: Taylor
  • Fruit Expert
    Author: Hessayon

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