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Peach, Hale-Haven Prunus persica

Hale-Haven Peach—Prunus persica

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 sunlight daily, and need water. They are not drought tolerant. (Self-pollinating) (zones 5-8)

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Zones 5 - 8
Zones 5 - 8

Hardiness Zones: 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:
The Hale-Haven Peach falls into the following type(s): 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.

More Info
More Info

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 sunlight daily, and need water. They are not drought tolerant. (Self-fertile)

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

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 sunlight daily, and need water. They are not drought tolerant. (Self-fertile) (zones 5-8)

Wildlife Value:
The fruit of peach trees are attractive to birds, 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.