(Semi-Dwarf) ‘Madison’ is a medium sized, bright red freestone Peach that, like ‘Reliance’, is recommended for northern climates for its excellent late frost tolerance and great cold hardiness as well as its wonderful taste. ‘Madison’ is self pollinating and will set a heavy crop of fruit, in fact, it may set so many that you’ll want to thin them during the early part of their maturing season for the best and largest fruit at harvest. This high quality fruit has slightly fibrous, firm, orange-yellow flesh that tastes great and is very juicy! Because of its fruit is so tender you rarely see it in grocery stores making it all the better for picking off your own tree in mid-August! The fruit are excellent for slicing and having with a bit of cream or for any of your baking and canning recipes. It’s bacterial spot tolerant and will thrive in sunny areas with well-drained soil! ‘Madison’ is vigorous and needs a little extra pruning yearly to maintain its vigor and productivity.