Heirloom Lovell Canning Peach fruit tree seedling LIVE PLANT

January 9, 2020 - Comment

Buckeye55*No shipments to California or Hawaii.* Lovell Heirloom Peach No Shipments to California or Hawaii. You are bidding on 1 seedling. Lovell Peach Up for bid here is a lovell peach seedling. I want to introduce you to this very versatile old variety of peach. This variety was originally used commercially as a canning peach

Buckeye55*No shipments to California or Hawaii.* Lovell Heirloom Peach No Shipments to California or Hawaii. You are bidding on 1 seedling. Lovell Peach Up for bid here is a lovell peach seedling. I want to introduce you to this very versatile old variety of peach. This variety was originally used commercially as a canning peach and was and still is a very good canning peach. It has since been replaced by more modern varieties commercially but still is a great option for the home gardener, homesteader or those interested in permaculture because of its unique genetic properties. It is one of the very few peach varieties to come true from seed, and it shows above average germination of seeds. Peach seeds are notoriously difficult or slow to germinate, sometimes taking 2-3 years. Lovell is much more reliable. It also has an excellent vigor as a seedling making a tree quickly. It also shows resistance to disease. Due to these traits it is still cultivated as a root-stock. That means other varieties of peach and other prunus(plums, peaches, nectarines, apricots, prunes, almonds are grafted onto lovell roots. Groves of lovell peaches are maintained and seeds are harvested to be grown as rootstocks, since they come true from seed. This is a great trait for the homesteader, the peaches it produces can be eaten fresh or canned, the seeds can be saved and grown either for its own fruit or other peaches/fruit grafted onto its roots. A never ending supply of peaches! There is a great write up about lovell peaches over on UC Davis Foundation Plant Service with pics. I first discovered this peach by accident. I had a young grafted peach I planted, but it was chewed to the ground by rabbits over a cold winter. I figured it dead, but it regrew from the roots, which was a lovell rootstock. Since it grew back so good I figured I would just leave it be and see what happened. I have always been erroneously told that root stock peaches are no good. But they were good and productive. They were medium size, mostly yellow-orange with some red blush, quite fuzzy and a good taste. The taste was not as good as a red haven type peach, but still good, they seemed to have a bit of an apricot taste to them as well. I could see how these would be good canning peaches. I have since saved seeds and planted many lovell they are pretty much the same as the original. A very renewable tree! These are about 18-30 inches tall and are hardy from zone 5-8 No Shipments to California, Washington State, Oregon or Hawaii due to regulations. To get combined shipping: use buy it now on all items, then pay. Combined shipping will not work if items are paid individually. They must be paid at same time to get combined shipping rate(on the same invoice). OHIO buyer I am also selling many other fruit tree/shrubs on Ebay so make sure and check them out!

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