Unfortunately, Mr. Goodswiss misplaced the tag after planting, so the peach variety & source are unknown. I’m guessing it’s probably Citation rootstock, but being the “skittles” gardener that I am (i.e. taste the rainbow) I’m wondering if there are other commercially-available red-leafed peach rootstocks that, ideally, bear edible fruit? After searching here – and Google – it looks like Rubira is a contender, but doesn’t seem to be available in the US.
Planning on rooting a cutting of this particular fellow next spring in the hopes we can grow the tree out to fruiting, but it would be fun to compare/contrast with some other known red-leafed varieties.
There are red-leaf peach varieties such as Bonfire and Flat Wonderful that are marketable for fresh eating. Then, there is a known red-leaf peach rootstocks like citation with edible fruit but inferior quality.
For those who like to experiment and grow peaches from seeds, you may find some of those seedlings that could have red leaves.