Sam Houston Peach – Tough Easy to Grow!
Known for its showy flowers, Sam Houston peach has been around since Texas introduced it in 1965. Its parentage includes a cross of Early Elberta and Floriberta. Yellow freestone peaches are round to oval with large tips. They’re described as having low to medium firmness, and sub-acid flavor (that’s a scientific description, to be sure, from Auburn University). Any peach whose mama was called Elberta is bound to be a good one. Known for its showy flowers, this is a good edible landscaping tree. Fruit ripens in June. Self-pollinating. 500 chill hours. Zones 8A and 8B.