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Peach, Elberta Prunus persica

Peach, Elberta - Prunus persica
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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 of sunlight daily and regular water. They are not drought-tolerant. (self-pollinating) (zones 5-9)

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Zones 5 - 9 Zones 5 - 9
Hardiness Zones 5 - 9
The Elberta 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 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.
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 of sunlight daily and regular 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 to Nemaguard rootstock, and our dwarf seedlings are grafted to Prunus besseyi (Sand Cherry).

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 of sunlight daily and regular 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.