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Contender Peach Tree

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. Not available in CA, CO, ID, OR, WA.

Planting Tip: Plant semi-dwarf peach trees about 12-14 feet apart, standards 20 feet apart.
  • Zone 4 - 8 (-20° F.).
  • Height 12 - 15 feet for Standard. 10 - 12 feet for Semi-dwarf.
  • Shade Required Full sun.

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  • Standard 2-4 ft.-1 tree
  • $32.99
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  • $39.99
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  • Standard Deluxe-1 tree
  • $39.99
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  • Botanical Name: Prunus 'persica'
  • Height: 12 - 15 feet for Standard. 10 - 12 feet for Semi-dwarf.
  • Spacing: 15 feet for Standard. 12 feet for Semi-dwarf.
  • Depth: Plant with graft union 2 inches above soil surface.
  • Spread: 15 feet for Standard. 12 feet for Semi-dwarf.
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun.
  • Pollinator: Self pollinating.
  • Yield: Excellent yield.
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Blooms: Late April.
  • Form: Deciduous. Spreading.
  • Flower Form: Yes.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, organic, sandy loam soil.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Pruning: At planting, cut the main whip stem back by up to one third at a fat bud and prune side branches until you have removed about a third of the total wood. Also, trim away any broken or damaged roots. This will help balance the branch structure with the remaining roots and get your tree off to a healthier start. Second and third year pruning determines shape and prevents development of bad crotches. Pruning of fruit trees is best done during the dormant period. Summer pruning, except for the remov
  • 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.
  • Unable to ship to: AE AK CA CO GU HI ID OR PR WA

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