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Q.Peach tree

Zone Warners, New York | Vrockdashil added on February 13, 2017 | Answered

Has anyone ever heard of a red leaf peach tree? My father and grandfather each had two of those peach trees. This was about fifty years ago. The leaves were red and the peaches were small but delicious. I would like to buy one somewhere. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you, Vera.

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Answered on February 13, 2017

The "Flat Wonderful" peach has reddish/purplish leaves and is supposed to have delicious fruit. However, this is a new variety, so it can't be the one you remember.

There are several peach varieties, such as Bonfire and Rutgers Redleaf, that are used ornamentally, but these are not supposed to have tasty fruit. The one you remember could also be an older or "heirloom" variety. You could try asking around in heirloom gardening communities.

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