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Peach Galactica Donut

Peach Galactica Donut


Description: The 'Galactica Donut' peach is named for its distinctive shape, resembling a flattened disk or donut. The fruit typically has a pale yellow to creamy-white skin with a slight blush of pink or red on the side exposed to the sun. The flesh of the 'Galactica Donut' peach is firm, juicy, and sweet, with a mild, delicate flavor. It has a smooth texture and lacks the traditional pointed pit found in many peach varieties. 'Galactica Donut' peaches are prized for their unique appearance and excellent eating quality.

Size: 'Galactica Donut' peach trees typically grow to a moderate size, reaching heights of 10 to 15 feet (3 to 4.5 meters) and spreads of 8 to 12 feet (2.4 to 3.7 meters) at maturity. However, individual trees may vary in size depending on growing conditions, climate, and pruning practices. 'Galactica Donut' peach trees have a rounded growth habit with a dense canopy of foliage.

Best Growing Zones: 'Galactica Donut' peach trees thrive in regions with warm, temperate climates and are commonly grown in USDA hardiness zones 5 through 8. They require a certain number of chilling hours (hours of cold temperatures during dormancy) to set fruit properly, making them suitable for regions with cold winters. 'Galactica Donut' peaches are relatively tolerant of a range of growing conditions, including heat, drought, and poor soil.

Soil and Sun Requirements: 'Galactica Donut' peach trees prefer well-drained soil with good fertility and adequate moisture retention. They thrive in full sun exposure, which is essential for promoting vigorous growth, flowering, and fruiting. Adequate sunlight also helps enhance the sweetness and flavor of the fruit. 'Galactica Donut' peach trees are relatively tolerant of a variety of soil types, including sandy, loamy, or clay soils, as long as they are well-drained.

Maintenance: 'Galactica Donut' peach trees require regular pruning and maintenance to ensure healthy growth and fruit production. Prune as needed to remove dead, diseased, or overcrowded branches and to maintain the desired shape and size. Thinning out excessive fruit clusters can help prevent branches from becoming weighed down and promote larger, higher-quality fruit. 'Galactica Donut' peach trees may benefit from an annual application of balanced fertilizer in early spring to provide essential nutrients for healthy growth and fruiting.

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