Scientific name: Prunus persica ‘Reliance’
The ‘Reliance’ peach is a medium-sized, deciduous tree with a rounded growth form. ‘Reliance’ is the hardiest, yellow-fleshed, freestone peach available. This tree grows to a height of 15–20 ft and a width of 8-10 ft. Soft, fragrant, pink flowers appear in spring. Medium to large fruit have a rather dull blush over green-yellow color. Flesh is bright yellow, rather soft, and juicy. Fruit ripens in summer. This tree is self-fruitful or self-pollinating, so an additional pollinator tree is not required. ‘Reliance’ is attractive to birds and is noted for its cold hardiness. This tree needs full sun and is great for a sunny spot in the yard. Grows in plant hardiness zones 5-8. The pictures came from a very fruitful tree in Hinesburg, Vermont.