|'Bonanza II' is suited to growing in Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, Great Lakes, and lower Midwest and West. It is a genetic dwarf, growing to only 6 feet, with showy flowers. The fruit is large, freestone with orange-red skin and sweet yellow flesh. Midseason bearing. The fruit is improved from the original 'Bonanza'.
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. Most peach varieties are self fertile, not requiring a second tree.
Cannot tolerate extreme winter cold or late frost. Peach leaf curl, brown rot, peach scab and peach tree borer can be a problem.