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Contender Peach Tree

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Late Frosts No Problem!

For top-quality crops in any region. Excellent cold hardiness and tolerance to late-spring frosts make Contender superb for Northern growers. Marvelously melting, sweet yellow flesh. Extra-juicy freestone fruit ripens in mid Aug. Self-pollinating. Zones 4-8.

Planting Tip: Plant semi-dwarf peach trees about 12-14 feet apart, standards 20 feet apart.

Zones: 4 - 8 (-20° F.).
Height: Semi Dwarf - 10 - 12 feet, Standard - 12 - 15 feet.
Shade Requirement: Full sun.

Contender Peach Tree - Standard 2-4 ft.
  • 65835
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  • For each offer ordered, get 1 tree.
  • $32.99
Contender Peach Tree - Semi-Dwarf 2-4 ft.
  • 65838
  • Quantity
  • Price

  • For each offer ordered, get 1 tree.
  • $39.99
Contender Peach Tree - Standard Deluxe
  • 65837
  • Quantity
  • Price

  • For each offer ordered, get 1 tree.
  • $39.99
Contender Peach Tree - Semi-Dwarf Deluxe
  • 65839
  • Quantity
  • Price

  • For each offer ordered, get 1 tree.
  • $46.99

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We ship this item in Spring. We'll carefully pack and ship your order at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone.

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Contender Peach Tree Product Details

Botanical Name: Prunus persica

Height: Semi Dwarf - 10 - 12 feet, Standard - 12 - 15 feet.

Depth: Plant with graft union 2 inches above soil surface.

Spread: 15 feet.

Sun/Shade: Full sun.

Pollinator: Self pollinating.

Blooms: Late April.

Soil Requirements: Well drained, organic, sandy loam soil.

Comments: Hardiness equals Reliance plus the variety blooms late. Marvelously melting sweet yellow flesh. Extremely juicy. This is the pick for fresh eating quality and crops year after year. High tolerance to late Spring frosts.

Unable to ship to: AE AK CA CO GU HI ID OR PR WA


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2013-09-11
Love this tree!!
Reviewed By: Sandy Travis (Harrisville, MI)
I ordered this tree in 2011 and this year I canned 20 qts. of peaches I ordered another in 2012 and got peaches already.Tasty fruit. I want one for my daughter now.


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2013-08-30
Very satisfied!
Reviewed By: Sharon (Selma, IN)
I purchased a Contender Peach tree in March of 2011. A beautiful specimen was delivered. This year, the tree is eight feet tall and produced three dozen perfect peaches. They were delicious! I'm very happy with this tree.


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2013-01-22
its dead
Reviewed By: rosanne (mayville, wi)
I bought this tree I followed all the directions but it never seemed to have a chance.


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2012-05-08
received
Reviewed By: devan (lexington, va)
This review is for the shape of the trees upon receipt. Many people give bad reviews for receiving trees that look like dead twigs but that is how they are supposed to look. When you get trees they are supposed to be dormant. My peach was dormant and has since leafed out very nicely and are growing. I will write a review again when i receive fruit from the plant.


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2011-12-23
EXCELLENT!!
Reviewed By: Melissa Riolo (Rome, n.y.)
I planted this peach tree on 04/20/2010,it was 3 feet tall.It now measures over 10 feet tall.Just an amazing tree to endure our cold winters.It was nice and bushy,with dark green slender leaves.It did not produce fruit yet,but I was told by 3rd year I would see fruit.Just a healthy and strong tree for our climate.Ohh,even though it didn't produce fruit,it produced a light aroma of sweet fruit.5 star!!!


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2011-10-09
Best of 5 varieties in our yard!
Reviewed By: Paul (Nassau, NY)
Contender started a year behind my other peach trees, but has vastly outgrown the others, and was the only tree to set fruit this year because a boron deficiency prevented the flower buds from breaking dormancy on the other trees. This deficiency also affected the contender, but not as much as the others. The fruit was outstanding!


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2011-09-26
Very tasty!
Reviewed By: Ron (Hermiston, Oregon)
I bought one of these a few years back. Peaches ripen in late Sept. This year, we had 4 mornings of 25 degree weather during bloom- and we have lots of peaches again this year, where other varieties failed to set fruit-very frost tolerant. Peaches are sweet and very juicy. Can I give it 6 stars :)


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2011-09-13
13 quarts of canned peaches
Reviewed By: Sara (Idaho Falls, Idaho)
We put the -20 degree rating to the test every winter. Our tree was loaded with peaches this year and we put 13 bottles worth of peaches into the pantry tonight.


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2011-06-09
Looking good!
Reviewed By: Diane (Hazel Park, Michigan)
I planted this tree in 2008. This is the first year I've had peaches. The tree was LOADED with blossoms and was absolutely beautiful. There were so many peaches on each branch I've had to thin it out, removing the very tiny ones. It's still loaded and it appears I'm going to have to prop up some branches as other reviewers have mentioned doing. I'm looking forward to giving my taste review!


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2011-03-06
good start
Reviewed By: Rich (North canton, oh)
I planted this tree last spring it was about two feet tall nice shape tree. I just trimed back this week as recomeaded(sadly) pruned back about 1/3 of new growth & the tree is still over 6 foot !! very thick trunk I can't wait until this tree has a couple more years under it's belt !


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2011-01-08
Awesome Peach Tree
Reviewed By: Nathan (Papillion, NE)
Planted this tree in 2009 and in late summer of 2010 we got 14 huge delicious peaches. Tree is doing very well in Omaha Nebraska.


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2010-12-26
Huge Crop
Reviewed By: Tom Van Ert (Janesville, Wisconsin)
I planted a Contender tree 3 years ago. Last summer I had to thin peaches and still had to prop the branches I had such a huge crop of fruit. They tasted really great fresh, and I'm enjoying the canned fruit this winter. I had 3 bushals of peaches from this tree. We had two hard frosts while the tree was in bloom and it still produced this much fruit. I recommend it for Wisconsin growers.


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2010-08-04
Contender is the right name!
Reviewed By: Ronnie O'Brien (Shelton, NE)
I thought you had to special order fruit from California or Florida to get peaches this good!


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2010-06-21
Contender is a champ
Reviewed By: Jerry (Erie, Michigan)
In only the 2nd year I've seen much growth and they are loaded with peaches. I may have to remove some to take the weight off the tree limbs. All this after suffering some deer damage in the first year. A great tree for sure.


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2010-05-06
Very Disappointed
Reviewed By: Deanna (Shakopee, MN)
"I planted this peach Fall '08. Spring '09 the 18"" stem only sprouted out 6"" up from ground but grew to 3.5' with lots of leaves and branches. Last Fall I packed about 12"" of mulch around base and fenced for winter protection. This Spring I have 2 branches coming with leaves about a foot from the ground, the balance of the tree appears dead. I had 2 flowers but no appearance of fruit. This does not appear to be a hearty tree. "


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2010-04-07
Contender is Champ
Reviewed By: E. Rice (Troy, NY)
This tree was producing in it's second year and has consistantly provided fruit that is now legendary in our circle of friends. You know it is good when people start asking you in June how the peaches are doing. Pruning is crucial. Thinning is also a must for optimal size. Chin dripping delicious!


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2010-03-13
delicious
Reviewed By: Micah (Salt Lake City, Utah)
I bought my tree and planted it early in 2007, it grew very quickly, the next year I got a couple peach and then last year I got hundereds and I thinned nearly three quarters my tree was so loaded still that I broke a large branch. the fruit was wonderful. This spring I have prunned my tree very heavy in order to let the branches grow in strength and I will always thin the fruit heavy. Thanks for a great tree.


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2009-03-02
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Reviewed By: Susie (Marshall, AR)
We ordered this tree and last year it was loaded with big, picture perfect, peaches. They are wonderful.


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2009-01-18
Best performer
Reviewed By: Dawn (Poland, IN)
I planted 4 different peach trees 4 years ago and Contender and Belle of Georgia were the two that performed best. Golden Jubilee and Reliance just haven't done as well in my yard. I am looking to add a half dozen of the two that performed best this Spring. Both trees produced peaches that were juicy, sweet and drenched in that wonderful fresh off the tree taste I recall as a child in NJ. Nothing better than growing your own fruit!


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2008-09-10
best juicy peaches
Reviewed By: Indre (Stow, OH)
I planted this tree last fall, it made it through the winter, blossomed beautifully in the spring and gave us a dozen of the tastiest peaches there are. This is a great tree. Can't wait to see how big of a crop we get next summer.


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2008-05-19
Plant them early!!!
Reviewed By: Mick Reese (New Paris, IN)
Late spring of last year, I planted two of these trees. Even though I watered them like crazy, they didn't make it. Gurney's replaced them free of charge. They shipped them in early March of this year. I had to break thru two inches of frozen ground to plant them. That was the key!!! I watered them alot and the leaves just burst out. They look very healthy. I am convinced that planting these trees early as posible is the key!!! Great tree. Hopefully fruit in a couple of years.


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2007-08-26
loves peaches
Reviewed By: debby jacobs (monticello, minnesota)
I bought two contender peach trees last spring and this year, the second summer, they have produced peaches. They have the sweetest flavor and are very juicy. They made it through one Minnesota winter with no protection and produced flowers and fruit. I dont need to spray for bugs as I don't think the pests know what a peach tree is here. :)


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2007-08-26
Great tasting/cold hardy
Reviewed By: Dave (Oshkosh, Wi)
I bought a reliance and a contender from you two years ago. Both have just bloomed this spring, and both with 12-15 fruit, but the contender tastes out of this world. I am ordering two more contenders, will put them on the south side of the house.


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2007-08-19
Trees are growing like Crazy
Reviewed By: JV (Germantown, IL)
My two contender peach trees are in their second year and are already 12 feet tall. Even after a slow start last year (they arrived budded and acted stunned for a couple of months). They made it however and are thriving. Blooms are really attractive in the spring also. Can't wait for these to produce next year (hopefully).


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2007-03-20
Great tree
Reviewed By: Warren Lucas (North Salem, NY)
I bought two peach trees three years ago and was rather suspect that they would do well in New York. I found the Contender was a simply great tree for my area. In it's third year it produced over 100 peaches and that was after I removed another 100 or so that had set. Looking forward to this summer!


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2007-02-23
Gurneys is the best
Reviewed By: John Obenrader (Oil City, Pa.)
Fruit trees purchased from Gurneys are the best money can buy. Last year I bought a Contender peach tree from Gurneys. I planted the tree as instructed and used tree starter fertilizer furnished with the tree. At the end of summer the tree was eight feet tall. It is a beautiful tree. I planted many trees over my lifetime and found no better trees than Gurneys.


Contender Peach Tree - Standard 2-4 ft.
  • 65835
  • Quantity
  • Price

  • For each offer ordered, get 1 tree.
  • $32.99
Contender Peach Tree - Semi-Dwarf 2-4 ft.
  • 65838
  • Quantity
  • Price

  • For each offer ordered, get 1 tree.
  • $39.99
Contender Peach Tree - Standard Deluxe
  • 65837
  • Quantity
  • Price

  • For each offer ordered, get 1 tree.
  • $39.99
Contender Peach Tree - Semi-Dwarf Deluxe
  • 65839
  • Quantity
  • Price

  • For each offer ordered, get 1 tree.
  • $46.99


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