Peach Trees - Elberta

Scientific Name: Prunus persica
Best Planted in USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-9.


Plant Quick Guide

Growing Zones:


Mature Height:

10-14 ft

Mature Width:

8-12 ft


Full (6-8 hours)


10 ft

Chill Hours:


Growth Rate:


Harvest Time:

Mid-Late Summer

Year to Bear:

3-5 years



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Considered an heirloom variety, Elberta is still one of the most popular peach trees sold. Early spring puts on a beautiful display of pink blossoms that will eventually turn to fruit. Elberta is a freestone variety and produces large, yellow, and juicy peaches that can be eaten fresh or canned. The peaches ripen in mid-late summer. At maturity, it can reach a height of 10-14 feet and a spread of 8-12 feet. Elberta is a self-pollinator and requires 800-950 chill hours during the dormancy period. USDA ZONES: Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9.
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At Plant Me Green we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care. We ship your plants using FedEx Ground the following business day after you have completed checkout. We still cannot ship to some states based off the Agricultural Laws that may be in place. If you have any questions concerning transit time for your order, please feel free to contact us at or toll free 855-817-5268.

Combination orders: Orders containing a mix of bare root plants and potted plants will all ship together. If you have questions about shipping please contact us and we will do our best to assist you.

Bare root orders only: Bare root trees have to be dormant in order to be shipped. We will begin shipping directly after they are harvested. If everything goes according to schedule, bare root shipping will begin the last week in January.

We currently cannot ship to the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Puerto Rico or US territories. We cannot ship trees internationally.

STEP 1) First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need.
STEP 2) Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.

Plant peach trees in deep, well-drained, sandy soil and in an area with plenty of sunlight. Planting should be done in the spring. Prune once a year, removing vertical branches to encourage lateral growth.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Stacy Vuylsteke
Eh. Expected better.

Both trees I ordered arrived in really rough shape. The Elberta was the worst of the two. Leaves all drooped and brown, plant was very dry and unhappy. I planted it, fed it and fertilized it along with twice a day heavy watering, I'll be shocked if it makes it. The red peach tree, will most likely make it with the fertilizer and watering.

Brian Wegrzyn
Peach tree

Tree Arrive a day early and was boxed well. Was very happy. After planting I ran to Lowe’s for some Topsoil and seen they had the same peach trees that were lager and half the price. :(

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