Peach Trees - Early Elberta

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


Plant Quick Guide

Growing Zones:


Mature Height:

15-25 ft

Mature Width:

15-20 ft


Full (6-8 hours)


18-20 ft

Chill Hours:


Growth Rate:


Harvest Time:

Late June-August

Year to Bear:

3-5 years


  • Description
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  • Planting
  • Care
Early Elberta is a freestone which produces large, firm, and juicy peaches that can be eaten fresh or canned. The peaches ripen in mid summer and are gold with a red blush and yellow flesh. At maturity, it can reach a height of 10-14 feet and a spread of 8-12 feet. Early Elberta requires 600-700 chill hours and is a self-pollinator. USDA ZONES: Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9.
Orders are typically shipped within 5-7 business days from the date of your order. You will receive a tracking email upon shipment of your Plant Me Green purchase. Delivery time cannot be guaranteed. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note West Coast states ship only on Monday due to transit time and it will include a $10 shipping fee regardless of whether an order is over $100 due to shipping carrier costs.


Most Plant Me Green trees can be shipped and planted any time of year, unless the variety is specified as only seasonal delivery (such as bare root trees). Our shipping schedule is Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. This is to ensure our trees do not stay in a box longer than necessary and arrive to you as healthy as possible. If a package needs to arrive prior to a specific date, or at a more convenient time for you, please notate that upon placement of your order. On some occasions, severe weather and other unusual issues can delay shipping and delivery of your Plant Me Green package. Holiday shipping schedules are set by the carriers.
First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need. 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. 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. Once the tree is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material. Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets. When finished, water thoroughly. To insure your plants a successful growth rate and productive life, plant your seedlings per the instructions included in your PlantMeGreen package.
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 3 reviews

To be honest they look poor and I’m not sure my pecan tree is going to make it .. sad how my blackberries had way more roots than the actual trees. Freshly cloned is not good practice

Hello Rachel, As there were many trees in your order, our customer service will be reaching out to you in hopes of rectifying this situation. Sincerely, PMG
Early Elbert’s Peaches

The trees arrived in excellent shape. I hope after a year in the ground that I will be able to claim excellent shape.

Mixed results

Several of the trees from my order have not show signs of life since I received them. I’m not sure if it could be written off to shock at this juncture. I’ve tended to them very carefully so I’m not sure what the explanation would be.

Hello Geoffrey, We see all of the trees from your order are fruit trees. Fruit trees go dormant for the winter and wake up once they accumulate enough chill time. If the concern is several trees have yet to break bud (come out of dormancy) you will just need a little more time. If the concern is they lost leaves upon arrival... that would be indicative of transplant shock. Our customer service team will be reaching out to you for instructions on how to check the cambium and to help you assess what is going on with the trees. Sincerely, PMG