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  • Delicious Freestone Peaches: Loring Peach Tree produces large, sweet, and juicy peaches that are easy to pit, making them ideal for fresh eating, baking, and preserving.
  • Vigorous Growth: Known for its strong growth and high productivity, this peach tree is a reliable choice for home orchards and fruit gardens.
  • Spring Blossoms: The tree is adorned with beautiful pink blossoms in the spring, adding ornamental value and attracting pollinators to the garden.

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Loring Peach Tree, scientifically known as Prunus persica 'Loring', is a highly productive deciduous tree that yields large, juicy peaches with excellent flavor. This freestone peach variety is perfect for home orchards and provides beautiful pink blossoms in the spring. Renowned for its sweet, firm fruit and reliable performance, the Loring Peach Tree is a must-have for peach enthusiasts and gardeners alike.

Growth rate: Moderate growth rate; mature height of 10-15 feet and width of 10-15 feet.

Please note: Images on our website depict plants and trees at full maturity to showcase their expected grown characteristics. These images are illustrative examples only and do not represent the size of plants or trees upon delivery.

Pruning: Prune annually in late winter to early spring to maintain an open canopy, promote air circulation, and remove any dead or diseased branches. Proper pruning enhances fruit quality and tree health.

Fertilization: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in early spring to support healthy growth and fruit production. Follow with additional feeding in late spring if necessary.

Winter Protection: In colder regions, mulch around the base of the tree to insulate the roots and protect against frost. Consider using tree wraps or shields to prevent trunk damage from winter sunscald.


Plant in well-drained soil enriched with organic matter. Dig a hole twice as wide and as deep as the root ball. Place the tree in the hole, backfill with soil, and water thoroughly. Space trees 15-25 feet apart to allow for proper air circulation and growth.

Water regularly during the growing season, ensuring the soil remains consistently moist but not waterlogged. Deep, infrequent watering is preferable to promote strong root development. Loring Peach Tree requires full sun, with at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily for optimal growth and fruiting.

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USDA GROW ZONE:

Zones 5-8

Loring Peach Tree thrives in USDA grow zones 5-8, where it can withstand a range of climates from cooler northern regions to warmer southern areas. It performs best in well-drained soil with full sun exposure, ensuring optimal fruit production and quality.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Loring Peach Tree typically grows to a mature height of about 12 to 15 feet and has a similar spread of 12 to 15 feet. This size makes it manageable for home gardens while still producing a substantial amount of fruit. Proper care, including regular pruning, can help maintain its size and shape, making it easier to harvest the peaches and manage the tree's health. By providing adequate space and ideal growing conditions, you can ensure that your Loring Peach Tree reaches its full potential and remains productive for many years.

The Loring Peach Tree has a moderate growth rate. Under optimal conditions, it can grow approximately 12 to 24 inches per year. Factors that contribute to its growth rate include:

Sunlight: Ensure the tree receives at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily for healthy growth and fruit production.
Soil Quality: Plant in well-drained, fertile soil enriched with organic matter.
Watering: Provide consistent moisture, especially during the first few years to establish a strong root system.
Fertilization: Use a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in early spring to support growth.
Pruning: Regular annual pruning in late winter or early spring helps maintain the tree’s structure and encourages vigorous growth.

With proper care, the Loring Peach Tree will grow steadily and begin producing fruit within 3 to 4 years.

The best place to plant the Loring Peach Tree is in a location that meets the following criteria:

Full Sun: Choose a spot that receives at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily. Full sun is essential for healthy growth and optimal fruit production.

Well-Drained Soil: Ensure the soil is well-drained and rich in organic matter. Peach trees do not tolerate waterlogged conditions, so planting in well-draining soil helps prevent root rot and other moisture-related issues.

Slightly Elevated Area: Planting on a slightly elevated area or slope can improve drainage and reduce the risk of frost damage, as cold air tends to settle in lower areas.

Protection from Strong Winds: Select a location that provides some protection from strong winds, which can damage branches and reduce fruit set. Planting near a fence or building can offer some wind protection.

Good Air Circulation: Ensure good air circulation around the tree to reduce the risk of fungal diseases such as peach leaf curl. Avoid planting too close to other trees or structures that could restrict airflow.

Spacing: Plant the Loring Peach Tree at least 15-20 feet away from other trees or large structures to provide enough space for its mature size and to ensure it receives adequate sunlight and airflow.

By selecting a planting location that offers these conditions, you can help ensure that your Loring Peach Tree will thrive, producing healthy growth and abundant, high-quality peaches.

Yes, you can plant the Loring Peach Tree in a planter, although it is generally better suited for planting in the ground due to its size. If you choose to plant it in a planter, here are some guidelines to ensure its health and productivity:

Container Size: Choose a large planter with a minimum diameter of 24-30 inches and a similar depth to accommodate the tree's root system. Ensure the container has drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.

Soil: Use a high-quality, well-draining potting mix. Avoid using garden soil, which can become compacted and hinder root growth.

Location: Place the planter in a location that receives at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily. Full sun is essential for peach trees to produce abundant fruit.

Watering: Container-grown trees dry out more quickly than those planted in the ground. Water the tree regularly to keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. During hot weather, you may need to water more frequently.

Fertilizing: Feed the tree with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer formulated for fruit trees according to the package instructions. Container plants may require more frequent feeding than those in the ground due to nutrient leaching.

Pruning: Prune the tree annually in late winter or early spring to maintain its shape and encourage healthy growth. Remove any dead, damaged, or crossing branches.

Winter Care: In colder climates, consider moving the planter to a sheltered location or insulating the container to protect the roots from freezing temperatures. You can also wrap the container with burlap or bubble wrap for added insulation.

Repotting: As the tree grows, it may outgrow its container. Repot the tree into a larger container or refresh the potting mix every few years to ensure continued healthy growth.

By following these guidelines, you can successfully grow a Loring Peach Tree in a planter, enjoying its beautiful blooms and delicious fruit even in limited space.

The Loring Peach Tree typically begins to bear fruit within 3 to 4 years after planting. The exact timing can vary based on factors such as growing conditions, tree health, and proper care. Providing the tree with full sun, well-drained soil, regular watering, and appropriate fertilization will help ensure healthy growth and earlier fruit production. Once established, the tree will produce a bountiful harvest of delicious peaches each year.

Yes, the Loring Peach is a freestone variety. This means that the flesh of the peach easily separates from the pit, making it ideal for fresh eating, baking, and canning. Freestone peaches like the Loring Peach are favored for their convenience and versatility in culinary uses. The Loring Peach is known for its large, sweet, and juicy fruit with a rich flavor, making it a popular choice among peach enthusiasts.

To care for the Loring Peach Tree and ensure it thrives, follow these guidelines:

Planting Location: Choose a sunny spot with well-drained soil. Loring Peach Trees need at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily for optimal growth and fruit production.

Soil: Plant in fertile, well-draining soil. If your soil is heavy or clay-based, amend it with organic matter to improve drainage.

Watering: Water the tree deeply and regularly, especially during dry periods. Young trees need consistent moisture to establish strong roots. Mature trees should be watered during dry spells, ensuring the soil remains moist but not waterlogged.

Mulching: Apply a 2-4 inch layer of mulch around the base of the tree to help retain soil moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature. Keep the mulch a few inches away from the trunk to prevent rot.

Fertilizing: Fertilize in early spring with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer formulated for fruit trees. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for the appropriate amount. Avoid over-fertilizing, as excessive nutrients can lead to lush foliage at the expense of fruit production.

Pruning: Prune the tree annually in late winter or early spring to remove dead, diseased, or damaged branches. Maintain an open center or vase shape to allow sunlight and air to penetrate the canopy, promoting healthy growth and fruit production. Remove any suckers or water sprouts that may develop.

Thinning Fruit: Once the tree starts to set fruit, thin the peaches to about 6-8 inches apart to prevent overcrowding. This helps ensure larger, healthier fruit and prevents branches from breaking under the weight of too many peaches.

Pest and Disease Control: Monitor the tree for common pests such as aphids, peach tree borers, and scale insects. Use appropriate organic or chemical treatments as needed. Implement disease prevention measures, such as proper pruning and good air circulation, to reduce the risk of fungal infections like peach leaf curl.

Harvesting: Harvest peaches when they are fully ripe, usually in mid to late summer. The fruit should be firm but yield slightly to gentle pressure and have a sweet aroma.

By following these care guidelines, your Loring Peach Tree will remain healthy and productive, providing you with delicious, high-quality peaches year after year.

The Loring Peach Tree typically blooms in early to mid-spring, around April. The exact timing can vary slightly depending on your local climate and growing conditions. During the blooming period, the tree produces beautiful pink flowers that attract pollinators and signal the beginning of the fruiting process. Proper care, including adequate watering and fertilization, will help ensure a healthy bloom and a bountiful harvest of peaches later in the season.

Yes, Loring Peach Trees are self-pollinating. This means they do not require another peach tree nearby to produce fruit. However, having multiple peach trees in close proximity can improve fruit set and yield due to increased cross-pollination. Planting a Loring Peach Tree in a sunny location with well-drained soil and providing proper care will help ensure a healthy tree and a good harvest of delicious peaches.

Yes, you should prune the Loring Peach Tree. Pruning is essential for maintaining its health, encouraging fruit production, and shaping the tree. Here are some key points for pruning a Loring Peach Tree:

Timing: The best time to prune a peach tree is in late winter or early spring, just before new growth begins. This timing minimizes the risk of disease and allows the tree to heal quickly.

Initial Pruning: When planting a young tree, prune it to a height of about 30 inches to encourage the development of a strong scaffold of branches.

Annual Pruning: Each year, remove any dead, diseased, or damaged branches. Thin out crowded areas to improve air circulation and light penetration, which helps reduce the risk of fungal diseases.

Shape: Maintain an open center or vase shape, which allows sunlight to reach the inner branches and promotes better fruit production. Remove any inward-growing branches that clutter the center of the tree.

Fruit Wood: Prune to encourage the growth of new fruiting wood, as peach trees produce fruit on one-year-old wood. Remove old, non-productive branches and encourage new shoots.

Height Control: Keep the tree at a manageable height for easy harvesting and maintenance. Prune to control the tree’s height and spread.

By following these pruning guidelines, you can ensure your Loring Peach Tree remains healthy, productive, and well-shaped, resulting in a bountiful harvest of delicious peaches.

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We have perfected packaging and shipping plants & trees! That is why we DO NOT use any third-party fulfillment like most other online retailers. Your trees go straight from our farm to your door, safely packaged by our team of seasoned professionals. Our process ensures your plants leave our facility and arrive to your door in the best condition possible!