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PEACHES AND NECTARINES LISTED ARE FOR YOUR INFORMATION.

ALL OF THESE SHOULD GROW AND PRODUCE IN THE PANHANDLE OF FLORIDA.

FLORIDA PANHANDLE AVERAGES 650 CHILL HOURS.

CHILL HOURS ARE THOSE HOURS 45 DEGREES F OR BELOW. THIS RULE IS BROAD AND CHILL HOURS MAY BE REDUCED IF TEMPERATURES GET ABOVE ABOVE 60 DEGREES F.


Home owner spray program for fruit trees for the panhandle of Florida


ALWAYS FOLLOW MANUFACTURES LABEL DIRECTIONS


Peaches and Nectarines


January: 

Apply Malathion with oil application to help eliminate scale, fungus and insect eggs left for spring hatching.


February:

Buds are beginning to break and blooms will soon show. Do not apply any pesticides at this time. You need the insects that are pollinators .


March:

When all of the petals have fallen off the blooms, it is time to start a consistent spray program to prevent the plum curio larvae from entering the fruit. Be sure and follow the label directions of the manufacturer. A combination fruit tree spray will also eliminate the brown spot fungus that attacks peaches and nectarines.


April:

Continue the spray program. If your program does not seem to be working, contact your County Agent/Horticulture Specialist.


Washington County..........850-638-6180

Jackson County…….........850-482-9620

Holmes County……..........850-547-1108

Liberty County…...............850-643-2229

Bay County………............850-784-6105


May:

Fruit are getting ripe. Review your pesticide label so that you can stop your spray program in order to eliminate pesticide from your diet.


June: 

Fruit are getting ripe. Review your pesticide label so that you can stop your spray program in order to eliminate pesticide from your diet.


July:

Fruit are getting ripe. Review your pesticide label so that you can stop your spray program in order to eliminate pesticide from your diet.


August:

After you harvest fruit, continue with your fruit tree spray.


September: 

Continue with your fruit tree spray


October:

Unless you have a special problem, you do not need to spray.


November:

Unless you have a special problem, you do not need to spray. 

NOW IS THE TIME TO PRUNE. IF YOU NEED HELP, CHECK OUR CLASS SCHEDULE.


December:

Apply dormant oil spray after leaves are off.

PEACHES AND NECTARINES

PEACHES         

                            CHILL         FLESH         PIT     

VARIETY             HOURS       COLOR     

Flordacrest             425          Yellow          Semi

Flordaking              400          Yellow          Cling

White Robin          500          White           Semi

Gulfprince               400          Yellow          Cling

Queencrest            650          White           Cling

Starlite                    650          White           Cling

Empress                  650          Yellow          Cling

Springpress             650          Yellow          Cling

Goldprince               650          Yellow          Cling

Junegold                  650          Yellow          Cling

Juneprince               650          Yellow          Cling

Southern Peral       650          White           Semi

La Feliciana             600          Yellow          Free

Suwannee                600          Yellow          Free

Tejon                       400           Yellow          Cling

Flordahome            400          White           Free

Rio Grande              450          Yellow          Free

Rochon                    450          Yellow          Cling

Bonita                      500          Yellow          Free

Floridaqueen           550          Yellow          Semi-free

Earligold                  550          Yellow          Cling

Springtime               650          Yellow          Cling

Armgold                   650          Yellow          Cling

Maygold                   650          Yellow          Cling

Flordagold               325          Yellow          Semi

Galaxy                     550          White           Free

Springprince            650          Yellow          Cling

Rio Grande              450          Yellow          Free


NECTARINES 

                            CHILL         FLESH         PIT

VARIETY            HOURS        COLOR

Karla Rose              650          White           Semi

Sunred                     250          Yellow

Sunlite                      450          Yellow          Free

Sunrich                     550          Yellow          Free

Sungold                    550          Yellow          Semi-free

Sunhome                  300          Yellow          Semi-free
Fantasia                    500          Yellow          Free
Snow Queen             300          White           Free
Sun Coast                 375          Yellow          Semi-free