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Peach, Hale-Haven Prunus persica

Peach, Hale-Haven - Prunus persica
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Hale Haven J. H. Hale X South Haven. Most desirable yellow freestone. Noted for its high-yielding qualities. Fruit trees need a minimum of 6-8 hours of sunlight daily and regular water. They are not drought tolerant. (self-fertile) (zones 5-8)

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Zones 5 - 8 Zones 5 - 8
Hardiness Zones 5 - 8
The Hale-Haven Peach can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Fruit Tree Fruit Tree
Type of tree
Fruit Trees
15' - 25' High 15' - 25' High
Mature Height
The Hale-Haven Peach grows to be 15' - 25' feet in height.
8' - 20' Spread 8' - 20' Spread
Mature Spread
The Hale-Haven Peach has a spread of about 8' - 20' at full maturity.
Fast Growth Fast Growth
Growth Rate
This tree grows at a fast growth rate. More about this.
Full Sun Full Sun
Sun
This peach does well in full sun.
Various Soils Various Soils
Soil
The Hale-Haven Peach grows in sandy, well drained soils.
Rounded Shape Rounded Shape
Shape
This peach has rounded shape.
Attributes

Hale Haven is a hybrid of J. H. Hale X South Haven. This vigorous, hardy, productive, dependable tree is noted for its high-yielding properties. One of the finest for home use or roadside markets, excellent for canning and freezing. Begins to bear fruit at age 3-4. Fruit trees need a minimum of 6-8 hours of sunlight daily and regular water. They are not drought tolerant. (self-fertile)

Our standard Hale-Haven seedlings are budded to Nemaguard rootstock, and our dwarf seedlings are grafted to Prunus besseyi (Sand Cherry).

Chill hours (CU) requirement: 850-900. (Chill hours are the average hours of air temperature between 32 and 45 degrees F in a typical winter season). For best fruit production, calculate the chill unit (CU) for your growing zone to be sure it aligns with the CU requirement of this tree.

Description

Hale Haven J. H. Hale X South Haven. A most desirable yellow freestone. Noted for its high-yielding qualities. Fruit trees need a minimum of 6-8 hours of sunlight daily and regular water. They are not drought tolerant. (self-fertile) (zones 5-8)

Wildlife Value

The fruit of peach trees are attractive to birds and squirrels.

History/Lore/Use

Developed by Michigan State University's South Haven Experimental Station under the direction of Professor Stanley Johnston.

Height Variations

The standard grows to 20', and dwarf grows to 8' - 10' in height.

Flower Color

Pink

Fruit Description

Large, oval orangish-yellow freestone fruit overlaid with a deep carmine blush. Tough skin stands up to handling and prevents bruising. Sweet, juicy, yellow freestone flesh is firm yet tender. Exceptional quality. Ripens 15 days before Elberta.