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Peach Trees - Contender

Scientific Name: Prunus persica
Best Planted in USDA Hardiness Zone: 4-8.
 

$34.95

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Plant Quick Guide

Growing Zones:

4-8.

Mature Height:

10-15 ft

Mature Width:

10-15 ft

Sunlight:

Full (6-8 hours)

Spacing:

15 ft

Chill Hours:

1050

Growth Rate:

Moderate

Harvest Time:

Mid-Late August

Year to Bear:

3-5 years

Pollinator:

Self

Does Not Ship To:

AK, AZ, CA, HI, PR
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Contender peach, a cold tolerant variety, provides a crop of big yellow fruit just when other peach trees are slowing down. The skin is a red-orange color while the flesh is sweet and yellow. The flesh of the peach is firm and resists browning, and the freestone pit removes easily. Tolerant of late-spring frost, Contender's a good choice in growing zones where other peaches falter. Contender is self pollinating. The fruit ripens in mid to late August. Requires 1050 chill hours. At maturity, the Contender is approximately 10-15 feet in height and width. USDA ZONES: Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8.
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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. SUMMER SHIPPING: Due to the summer heat and to mitigate the stress on our plants during transit, we will only be shipping Monday thru Wednesday. If you place an order on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday your order will ship the following Monday. Please take into consideration your transit times before placing an order, using FedEx Ground's delivery estimation chart below.


Due to the Agricultural Laws that are in place, we currently cannot ship to the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Puerto Rico or US territories. We cannot ship trees internationally. If you have any questions concerning transit time for your order, please feel free to contact us at info@plantmegreen.com or toll free 855-817-5268.

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.

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chelsea love
Happy with my purchase!

My contender peach tree arrived in great condition! I'm very happy for my purchase and will be buying from here again soon!

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D.
Peach Tree

I ordered the contender peach tree and an orient pear tree. Both trees were packaged well in the same box an arrived quickly. My peach tree is thriving.

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Lorie Berthold
Peach tree

The tree came in a large box and was in great condition. I hope it can survive a North Dakota winter. I guess we will find out.

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Ronald Kappes
Contender Peach Tree

Arrived on time and looked great.

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Richard Rowden
Peach Tree purchase

I ordered the Contender Peach tree and received it a couple days later. It was in perfect condition.

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