Hi everyone! I am new to this forum. My name is Mia. I have been looking at the information about miniature peach trees on this forum but never post anything before. Does anyone grow a Bonanza miniature peach tree? I ordered one from Willis Orchard website this spring. I grow it mainly for the fruits, not for the flowers (they are pretty though). It grows so healthy since I planted it in the early spring. However, the flowers were bright reddish pink, not the regular pink color that I expected. The only one fruit is small now, about 1 inch (it has a tip and some small black dots), which is not getting bigger over time. I have not picked it yet but it looks not edible. For the comparison, my first-year Honey Babe and Nectar Zee miniature peach trees have grown several normal-sized fruits.
I was wondering if I got a true Bonanza, not some other variety for flowers that do not have edible fruits.
Another mystery that I just cannot figure out is that I found some Youtube videos and websites that show Bonanza peach trees have regular pink color flowers, while some others show it has reddish flowers like mine. So are there two different varieties on market are both called “Bonanza”? I heard about “Bonanza II”, but not sure what is that and how different it is from the original Bonanza.
I email the customer service of WO, they said they sell the true Bonanza from Dave Wilson Nursery.
Here are some information I found (I cannot include links in my post):
Pink, single flower: Youtube video “Growing a Bonanza miniature peach tree in the garden in the U.K. Year 1” by Harbinder Marok
Pink, single flower: Youtube video “Growing A Bonanza Patio Peach Fruit Tree!! | Cold Hardy Fruit Tree” by Plant Fanatics
Pink, double flower: Youtube video " Genetic Dwarf Fruit Trees in Bloom" by Dave Wilson Nursery
Pink, double flower: L.E. Cooke Co.
Red, double flower: Fast-growing-trees
Red, double flower: Armstrong Garden
I also emailed the customer service of Bay Laurel Nusery, where I got Honey Babe and several other peach trees this spring, and they said they have regular pink-color double flowers on their Bonanza peach trees. I couldn’t get a picture from them though.
I am so confused. And any help is appreciated.
I attached two pictures of my Bonanza peach tree, in spring and now.