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Peach, ElbertaPrunus persica

Peach, Elberta—Prunus persica

Most popular of all peaches. This yellow freestone is juicy, ideal for eating, canning and freezing. Fruit trees need a minimum of 6-8 hours sunlight daily, and need water. They are not drought tolerant. (Self-pollinating) (zones 5-9)

Zones 5 - 9
Zones 5 - 9

Hardiness Zones: Zones 5 - 9
The Elberta Peach can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. (see map below)

Fruit Tree
Fruit Tree

Type of tree:
The Elberta Peach falls into the following type(s): Fruit Trees

15' - 25' High
15' - 25' High

Mature Height:
The Elberta Peach grows to be 15' - 25' feet in height.

8' - 20' Spread
8' - 20' Spread

Mature Spread:
The Elberta 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 Elberta Peach grows in sandy, well drained soils.

Rounded Shape
Rounded Shape

Shape:
This peach has rounded shape.

More Info
More Info


The Elberta Peach can be expected to grow in the zones shown on this map.

Attributes:
America's most popular peach variety. Begin to bear large crops at age 3 to 4 and reach full potential at age 8 to 12. Fruit trees need a minimum of 6-8 hours sunlight daily, and need water. They are not drought tolerant. While peach trees are self-fertile and don't require another tree to produce fruit, planting two trees is recommended for a better crop (it will still require insects to pollinate its own flowers).

Our standard Elberta seedlings are budded, while our dwarf seedlings are grafted to Prunus besseyi (Sand Cherry) and Nemaguard.

Chill hours (CU) requirement: 800-950. (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:
Most popular of all peaches. This yellow freestone is juicy, ideal for eating, canning and freezing. Fruit trees need a minimum of 6-8 hours sunlight daily, and need water. They are not drought tolerant. (Self-fertile) (zones 5-9)

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

Flower Color:
Dark pink to purple.

Fruit Description:
Large yellow fruit with a crimson blush. Juicy, yellow, freestone flesh. High quality. Typically ripens from late July to early August, though may be 4-6 weeks later in colder climates.