chilling hours in dc area

Asked September 13, 2017, 3:01 PM EDT

Hello, What is the number of chilling hours in the DC area. I am interested in planting a peach tree called "Frost peach" which requires 700 chill hours and would like to know if it will get them! It is recommended for USDA zone 7. Thanks, Claire

District of Columbia County District of Columbia trees and shrubs fruit peaches trees chilling hours

1 Response

The following webpage shows a map of the chilling hours in the United States. https://extension.umd.edu/aronia/cultivation-range-0

Any peaches will grow fine in the District of Columbia, since the area receives more than enough chilling hours (~1600).

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