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Could anyone advice me on best peach tree to grow in the North West area of the UK. 

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 17,505
    edited December 2018
    By “North west area of the UK” do you mean NW Scotland? If so, are you favoured by the warming effects of the Atlantic Ocean’s Gulf Stream? Or are you perched half way up a mountain?

    Or do you mean north west England? And again, are we talking about views of  Scafell Pike or the warming effects of Sellafield?


    Here in the not too balmy Peak District, I grow a Rochester on a dwarf rootstock in a pot. It’s about a metre tall now, including the pot, and is outside as I write. The flower buds are only just beginning to show and I shall leave it outside until there is a threat of a bad frost or until the flower buds begin to break. 

    It lives outside for most of the year.

    Here is a brief description of it, but they only have large rootstocks.

    https://www.orangepippintrees.co.uk/peach-trees

    and a photo of the flowers this year.






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  • @pansyface  Does it produce fruit?   
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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 17,505


    Yes, it has from the beginning.

    Here it was in the first year - 2010. I don’t have a more recent photo, but a lot of fruit each year.
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  • Hello pansyface I am located in Stockport .
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 17,505
    Oh, wild and woolly Stockport.😁 The snowdrifts of Stockport are legendary.😊

    Rochester would be fine for you.
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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 22,244
    Naughty naughty Jason.  You aren't even half way up the UK!   Barely out of the English midlands.

    Have a look at this - https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/grow-your-own/fruit/peaches

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 9,778
    Hi Jason, if you want to grow in the ground rather than pot then I highly recommend 'Avalon pride'.  This variety is resistant to peach leaf curl, a problem for peaches grown outdoors in the UK, especially anywhere paricularly wet in the spring.  Here's a photo of mine from summer, growing in the front (south-facing) garden:


    The fruit is the same size as you would buy from a shop.
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  • I had no idea we can grow peaches outside in this country.
    I wish I was a glow worm
    A glow worm's never glum
    Cos how can you be grumpy
    When the sun shines out your bum!
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 9,778
    You do need a good sunny but sheltered spot, Laura.  In this case the garden is in the corner plot of a cul-de-sac, south-facing and a real sun trap.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • That's a nice looking tree Bob plenty of fruit. 
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