Iowa White Peach seeds, cold hardy pink flowers ornamental fruit bearing rare heirloom native Indian freestone organic, zone 4 5

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IOWA WHITE PEACH SEEDS • Four years ago, I transplanted seedlings that had sprouted from a grove of Iowa-white peaches and this year we had an extremely bountiful harvest so I'm offering the joy of these magnificent trees to others! Never would I have thought I could so easily grow peaches in northern Iowa (zone 4b)! Now you have can your flowers and eat them, too! • I planted three seedlings and, though they did flower a bit last year, this year their pink, fragrant flowers were mesmerizing! Even with a frost during the flowering, the trees produced remarkably well. (Thanks, black Iowa dirt!) • We didn't have the heart to thin the young peaches, as many experienced peach-growers do, so the peaches grew to a small 2-3", but perhaps next season I'll try reducing the numbers so that they might grow in size. They ripened well on the tree, and also ripen if harvested a little green. • We have the dreaded Japanese beetle here that decimated our apple trees over the years but haven't touched the peaches! Aside from a few expected nibbles here and there, the trees grow very well without the use of pesticide. (Yes, these are organic.) • Since I planted three, I'm not positive if they are self-fertile or if more than one tree is necessary for a pollination. (I've seen reports from others of both.) The trees are so beautiful, I wish I could have an entire grove! I've read that you can plant a few close together so they'll essentially grow as one with multiple trunks. Ours are spaced at least 15 feet apart. • The Iowa-white peach, or I've seen it called the Iowa-Indian white peach, is a rare, cold-hardy Iowa-native variety that stays fairly small. Fallen peaches sprout easily and I'll have seedlings to offer come spring. • Peaches are fuzzy, red-blush with creamy-white and red centers with a freestone pit, which makes processing them a breeze. Other than right off the tree, my favorite way to preserve them is dehydrating. Blanch off the skins, soak in lemon juice--I made many pounds this season that are my absolute favorite snack. Also great for freezing, canning and baking. • Seeds should be planted in full sun in the fall/early winter or cold stratified in the refrigerator until spring. • Trees flower in early May. • Each package to include 10 pits / seeds from the 2020 season. 🍑Happy peach-growing! 🍑