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Peach Trees - ElbertaPrunus persica
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-8
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
More Information: Peach Growing Guide
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How to Plant
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.
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.
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. :(