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Out of Season Contender Peach Tree
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Contender Peach Tree

Late Frosts No Problem!

  • Cold hardy and tolerates late spring frosts
  • Idea for Northern growers
  • Sweet, extra-juicy freestone fruit
  • Self-pollinating
  • Available in Reachables size

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 August. Self-pollinating. Zones 4-8.

Now available in Reachables size! A Reachables tree produces full-sized fruits, but on a smaller tree. That makes it easier to fit into your garden, orchard—or even a container. It's also easier to manage than full-sized trees. One person can prune, spray, net and harvest the tree—all while standing on the ground. Note: Because their full-sized fruits grow on smaller trees, Reachables require a tree support.

Why buy a Deluxe package - Deluxe fruit trees include 2 oz. Quik-Cal Pelletized Calcium to enhance fruit quality, 12 oz. bag of Fruit Tree Food Starter Formula, easy-to-use tree ties, a premium tree guard to protect the trunk from gnawing pests, mowers and weed trimmers, and a copy of Backyard Horticulture for Fun and Profit—How to Make $10,000 in Your Spare Time.

NOTE: We are unable to ship our trees to PO Boxes at this time.

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$39.99

For each offer ordered, get 1 tree Standard Deluxe

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Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Prunus persica 'Contender'
  • Height: Standard: 18-20 feet. Reachables: 6-8 feet. Reachables tree heights will vary some based on location, soil, light, temperature, and other environmental factors.
  • Spacing: Standard: 15-20 feet. Reachables: 8-12 feet.
  • Depth: Locate the planting depth indicator, the marked line above the tree's root system. The graft should be about 2 inches above the soil surface.
  • Spread: Standard: 15-20 feet
  • Light Required: Full Sun
  • Pollinator: Self pollinating.
  • Yield: Reachables: 3/4 to 1 bushel at maturity.
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Blooms: Late April
  • Fruit: Marvelously melting, sweet, yellow flesh. Extra-juicy freestone fruit.
  • Zone: 4 - 8
  • Form: Deciduous. Spreading.
  • Flower Form: Yes
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, organic, sandy loam soil.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Pruning: 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 removal of water sprouts or "suckers", tends to weaken the trees. The first year the height of the lowest branches should be established by cutting off ones that grow lower down on the trunk than desired. The remaining side limbs may be shortened but retained, if well distributed. No more than two should be left tha
  • 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.

Shipping

Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

Spring 2019 Shipping Schedule for Plants
Zones Annual Vegetable Plants Potatoes Sweet Potatoes
1A-4A 5/13/19 - 6/21/19 3/25/19 - 6/14/19 5/20/19 - 6/7/19
4B 5/13/19 - 6/21/19 3/25/19 - 6/14/19 5/20/19 - 6/7/19
5A 5/13/19 - 6/21/19 3/4/19 - 6/14/19 5/13/19 - 6/7/19
5B 5/13/19 - 6/21/19 3/4/19 - 6/14/19 4/29/19 - 6/7/19
6A 5/13/19 - 6/21/19 3/4/19 - 6/14/19 4/29/19 - 6/7/19
6B 5/13/19 - 6/21/19 3/4/19 - 6/14/19 4/29/19 - 6/7/19
7A 5/13/19 - 6/21/19 2/25/19 - 6/14/19 4/29/19 - 6/7/19
7B 4/15/19 - 6/21/19 2/25/19 - 6/14/19 4/29/19 - 6/7/19
8A & B 4/15/19 - 6/21/19 2/18/19 - 6/14/19 4/22/19 - 6/7/19
9A & B 4/15/19 - 6/21/19 2/11/19 - 6/14/19 4/22/19 - 6/7/19
10A & B 4/15/19 - 6/21/19 2/11/19 - 6/14/19 4/15/19 - 6/7/19
Last Order Date 6/17/2019 6/10/2019 6/3/2019

Zones Onion Plants Fruit Trees Bareroot Roses
1A-4A 4/1/19 - 5/10/19 4/1/19 - 6/21/19 4/15/19 - 5/31/19
4B 4/1/19 - 5/10/19 4/1/19 - 6/21/19 4/15/19 - 5/31/19
5A 3/25/19 - 5/10/19 3/18/19 - 6/21/19 4/1/19 - 5/31/19
5B 3/25/19 - 5/10/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19 3/18/19 - 5/31/19
6A 3/4/19 - 5/10/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19 3/4/19 - 5/31/19
6B 2/25/19 - 5/10/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19 3/4/19 - 5/31/19
7A 2/18/19 - 5/10/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/25/19 - 5/31/19
7B 2/11/19 - 5/10/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/25/19 - 5/31/19
8A & B 1/28/19 - 5/10/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/18/19 - 5/31/19
9A & B 1/7/19 - 5/10/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 1/21/19 - 5/31/19
10A & B 1/7/19 - 5/10/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 1/21/19 - 5/31/19
Last Order Date 5/6/2019 6/17/2019 5/27/2019

Zones Tropicals & Houseplants Large Bareroots, Trees & Shrubs All Other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 4/29/19 - 6/21/19 4/1/19 - 6/21/19 4/29/19 - 6/21/19
4B 4/29/19 - 6/21/19 4/1/19 - 6/21/19 4/29/19 - 6/21/19
5A 4/29/19 - 6/21/19 3/18/19 - 6/21/19 4/1/19 - 6/21/19
5B 4/29/19 - 6/21/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19 3/18/19 - 6/21/19
6A 4/29/19 - 6/21/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
6B 4/29/19 - 6/21/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
7A 4/1/19 - 6/21/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
7B 4/1/19 - 6/21/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
8A & B 4/1/19 - 6/21/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/18/19 - 5/24/19
9A & B 4/1/19 - 6/21/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/11/19 - 5/24/19
10A & B 4/1/19 - 6/21/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/11/19 - 5/24/19
Last Order Date 6/17/2019 1A-7B:6/17/19
8A-10B: 6/3/19
1A-7B:6/17/19
8A-10B: 6/3/19

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Sorry, we cannot ship products to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO or outside the contiguous United States. Please provide a street address as some products are unable to be delivered to Post Office boxes.

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