no-spray yellow peach cultivar for lower MI?
My mother-in-law has requested a peach tree as a Christmas gift, and unless you all talk me out of it, I want to get her one. She wants a yellow peach (not white). I don't think she's especially opposed to sprays but she's not going to go to the trouble. I think she'll water it, probably mulch/weed it, maybe give it some minimal pruning. (I mostly visit once a year in November. I assume that wouldn't be a good time to do a big annual pruning?) My in-laws live a little north Lansing. She bought some Paul Friday peaches from a local (to her) orchard this year that she really liked. However, taste is a lower priority for me than finding a variety with a better chance of yielding fruit that will actually be usable (not all rotten from disease before it ripens, etc.) What do you all recommend? And what about sources? Rootstock? Their soil is good for growing field and garden crops. I think they're a zone 5. Thanks!