Unique Features: The Reliance pear is considered one of the most cold hardy peach trees, it has survived -25. With peaches, as well as all other fruit trees, it is the temperatures during bloom time that determines whether or not the tree produces fruit. The Reliance is a later blooming tree, which does up the odds of getting fruit. The blooms are pink with a pleasant aroma. Because the Reliance peach tree has some extra cold tolerance it can be planted on a northern exposure. This will slow down the bloom time and help ensure fruit set. The Reliance peach tree originated in New Hampshire in 1964. It produces medium sized freestone peaches that have a dull red blush over yellow skin. The yellow flesh of the fruit is soft, sweet and very juicy. It is great for fresh eating and it also bakes, cans and freezes very well.
- The hardiest of the freestone peaches
- Bright yellow flesh, soft and juicy
- Medium sized fruit
- Blooms later in spring, helping to avoid late freezes and improving the chances of getting fruit
Mature Height: 15'-18'
Mature Spread: 10'-12'