|'Babcock' is well adapted to Coastal California. It bears small to medium freestone peaches, with light pinkish skin, little fuzz, and white flesh turning red near pit. Sweet with some tang, early bearing heritage variety. Thin heavily for good fruit production.
The peach is the most adaptable of all fruit trees for home gardens. When planting, they should be spaced to allow a spread of 20 to 25 feet. At 3 or 4 years of age they begin to bear large crops and reach peak productivity at 8 to 12 years.
Peaches need clear, hot weather during their growing season and require well-drained soil as well as a regular fertilizing program. They also require heavier pruning than any other fruit trees to maintain size and encourage new growth.