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Peach Trees - ContenderPrunus persica
USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-8
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
More Information: Peach Growing Guide
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We are now offering $15 flat rate shipping for all tree orders! Replacement tree shipping cost will be $15 per box. We still cannot ship to some states and US territories based off the Agricultural Laws that may be in place. Please see below for all exclusions.
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Trees: Due to strict Agricultural Laws in place, we currently cannot ship to the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii. We cannot ship to Puerto Rico or international.
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.
Peach Trees - Contender
This tree was shipped in a very timely manner. I was amazed at how good they looked. They were green and full and perfect. I will continue to give this company my business. Value at its best. Thank you.
Too soon to say.
These Contender Peach trees are beautiful trees, however, multiple top branches were broken on one and the box was smashed. My complaint is with FedEx who delayed the shipping multiple times. We since ordered 2 more Contender Peach trees which should have been here a couple days ago but again, is delayed by FedEx. That is always a concern when the shipment is large trees during a hot season.
Ordered a contender peach. The tree arrived on time, appeared in good health, & had strong looking branches at appropriate height and spacing for becoming proper scaffolding branches.