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.
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)
The fruit of peach trees are attractive to birds, squirrels.
Developed by Michigan State University's South Haven Experimental Station under the direction of Professor Stanley Johnston.
The standard grows to 20', and dwarf grows to 8' - 10' in height.
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.