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Elberta Peach Tree
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Elberta Peach Tree

Tops for Canning

Firm, yellow-fleshed freestone is ideal for canning and is equally tasty fresh. Plump, rose-blushed fruits have fabulous aroma and honey-sweet taste—absolutely bursting with flavor. Ripens mid to late Sept. Self-pollinating. Zones 5-8.

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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Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Prunus persica 'Elberta'
  • 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: Standard: Approximately 2-5 bushels at maturity -- Reachables: 3/4 - 1 bushel.
  • Color: Pink
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Blooms: April
  • Fruit: Large, yellow fruit with a crimson blush.
  • Zone: 5 - 8 (-10° F.).
  • Form: Deciduous. Upright.
  • Flower Form: Light pink blossoms.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained soil, 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: Juicy, yellow freestone flesh. Fruit is very high quality. Fruit tends to drop at maturity. Excellent shipper.

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