- America's most popular peach tree
- Large, juicy yellow fruit
- Excellent for fresh eating, desserts, canning, freezing and jam
- Self-fertile, great for home orchards with limited space
- Typically ripens from late July to early August, later in colder climates
- Bears large crops at age 3 or 4
- Beautiful purple spring-blooming flowers
- Zones 5 to 9
- Can't ship to: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, LA, OR, SC, WA
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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
The Elberta Peach falls into the following type(s): Fruit Trees
15' - 25' High
The Elberta Peach grows to be 15' - 25' feet in height.
8' - 20' Spread
The Elberta Peach has a spread of about 8' - 20' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a fast growth rate. [More about this.]
This peach does well in full sun.
The Elberta Peach grows in sandy, well drained soils.
This peach has rounded shape.
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.
The standard grows to 20', and dwarf grows to 8' - 10' in height.
Dark pink to purple.
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.
America's most popular peach variety. This yellow freestone is juicy, ideal for eating, canning, freezing and jam. Typically ripens from late July to early August, though may be 4-6 weeks later in colder climates. Begin to bear large crops at age 3 to 4 and reach full potential at age 8 to 12. Elberta has beautiful purple flowers each spring. 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). (Zones 5-9)
Dwarf trees should be staked to ensure tree's ability to bear weight of fruit and protect against leaning.
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The benefits of bare-root trees
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.