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Elberta Peach TreePrunus persica 'Early Elberta'

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    Elberta Peach Tree fruit reaches maturity in September.

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    Elberta peaches are great eaten fresh and are great for home canning.

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Elberta Peach TreePrunus persica 'Early Elberta'

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The Elberta Peach Tree produces one of the world’s most prized peaches. Resistant to insects and hardier than similar varieties, the Elberta, also known as the Early Peach Tree, delivers some of the sweetest fruit available…often as soon as the first season.

  • The Elberta is cold hardy down to -10 degrees, so it thrives up north or down south.
  • They're self-fertile, but we recommend planting your Elberta Trees in pairs to increase production. 
  • You can get peaches as soon as the first season.
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Elberta Peach Tree Care

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Sunlight The Elberta grows best in full sun (at least six hours of sunlight per day).

plant watering

Watering Generally, watering once to twice a week is sufficient. Make sure the water saturates the soil without leaving standing water. Once the soil around the tree has dried about 3 inches down, water the tree again.

plant fertilizing

Fertilizing Apply 1 lb. of a balanced fertilizer formula, such as 12-12-12, after your tree has been planted for six weeks. In addition, apply ¾ lb. of fertilizer in the spring before the tree pushes out new growth. Repeat this process in the summer and fall.


Delicious Peaches in the First Season

Why Elberta Peach Trees?

Elberta Peaches are the world's most famous peaches because of their abundance of taste, attractive color and disease resistance. These trees give you very large peaches that are great for canning, snacking and baking.

Even better? Elberta Peach Trees are the most disease resistant peach trees available. And these trees are even insect resistant, meaning you can grow your peaches organically. No more harsh chemicals or sprays.

Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better

Because we’ve nurtured your tree, continually pruning back to encourage more branches, you'll see dramatic growth. The additional limbs produce significantly more fruit and produce it much more quickly. Since we’ve done the work ahead of time, you will be able to start picking peaches after the first season, or as soon as the first year under optimal conditions. We even give them one last pruning before shipping, at no additional cost to you. This process will also ensure that your tree is dwarf-sized, and the fruit is easy to harvest!

Elberta Peach Trees are self fertile, but normally planted in pairs, so they can pollinate each other. This pollination causes your trees to produce more fruit - which means more beautiful bounties for you. We recommend cross-pollinating your Elberta with the Red Haven Peach Tree.

Elberta Peach Trees grow rapidly and mature quickly. The faster they grow, the sooner they reward you with delicious fruit. Order your very own Elberta today!

Planting & Care

One of the most popular varieties on the market, the Elberta Peach Tree is hardy down to -10 degrees but still produces sweet and juicy peaches. Their harvest time is anywhere from late July to September, depending on the climate. And though the Elberta Peach is a self-fertile tree, it will yield a higher crop when paired with another tree.

1. Planting: Plant your Elberta Peach Tree in well-drained soil in a location where it will receive full sun (at least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight a day). Protect your Elberta from heavy winds by planting on the sunniest side of a building or your home. When you're ready to plant, dig a hole twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep. Then, place your Elberta and cover the roots with soil, watering occasionally as you go along to remove any air pockets. Finally, gently pat the soil down until the roots are completely covered.

2. Watering: Keep the soil around your Elberta Peach Tree moist. Generally, watering once to two times a week will be sufficient. Once the soil around the tree feels dry a few inches down, water the tree again. During times of extreme heat, your tree may need additional water.

Tip: Yellowing of the leaves is a sign of overwatering while leaves that are dry and brown can be a sign of underwatering.

3. Fertilization: After your tree has been in the ground for 6 weeks, apply 1 lb. of a balanced fertilizer formula such as 12-12-12. In addition, apply ¾ lb. of fertilizer in the spring before the tree pushes out new growth. Repeat this process in the summer and fall as well.

4. Pruning: Your Elberta Peach Tree will need to be pruned the first two years in order to maintain an open center shape and encourage fruit production. Prune your tree in late winter or early spring using pruning shears, making your cuts at a 45-degree angle. Trim away any broken/dead branches and any that are criss-crossing by making your cut right below the dead wood.

Tip: Once your tree begins to fruit, thin your peaches out to allow space to grow and mature properly. Thinning out your peaches will help to increase your overall production. Peaches on the top and outside of the tree will likely be ready to pick first. They will be fully ripe when there is no green left on the skin and they come off with a slight twist.


Questions & Answers

Why Elberta Peach Trees?

Elberta Peaches are the world's most famous peaches because of their abundance of taste, attractive color and disease resistance. These trees give you very large peaches that are great for canning, snacking and baking.

Even better? Elberta Peach Trees are the most disease resistant peach trees available. And these trees are even insect resistant, meaning you can grow your peaches organically. No more harsh chemicals or sprays.

Who is Fast Growing Trees?

We are the largest mail-order nursery in the country, shipping bigger and better trees directly to your door.

Because we’ve nurtured your tree, continually pruning back to encourage more branches, you'll see dramatic growth. The additional limbs produce significantly more fruit and produce it much more quickly. Since we’ve done the work ahead of time, you will be able to start picking peaches after the first season, or as soon as the first year under optimal conditions. We even give them one last pruning before shipping, at no additional cost to you. This process will also ensure that your tree is dwarf-sized, and the fruit is easy to harvest!
Elberta Peach Trees grow rapidly and mature quickly. The faster they grow, the sooner they reward you with delicious fruit. Order your very own Elberta today!

Do Elberta Peach Trees Need a Pollinator?

Though the Elberta Peach is a self-fertile tree, it will yield a higher crop when paired with another tree.

Elberta Peach Trees are normally planted in pairs, so they can pollinate each other. This pollination causes your trees to produce more fruit - which means more bounties for you. We recommend cross-pollinating your Elberta with the Red Haven Peach Tree.
When Can I Harvest My Elberta Peaches?

You'll be ready to pick your peaches in late July to September.

How Soon Do Elberta Peaches Fruit?

Your Elberta Peach can fruit as soon as the first year in optimal conditions.

Planting Elberta Peach Trees

Plant your Elberta Peach Tree in well-drained soil in a location where it will receive full sun (at least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight a day). Protect your Elberta from heavy winds by planting on the sunniest side of a building or your home. When you're ready to plant, dig a hole twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep. Then, place your Elberta and cover the roots with soil, watering occasionally as you go along to remove any air pockets. Finally, gently pat the soil down until the roots are completely covered.

When Do I Water My Elberta Peach Tree?

Keep the soil around your Elberta Peach Tree moist. Generally, watering once a week by leaving a hose at the base of the tree for a couple of hours is sufficient. Once the soil around the tree has dried, water the tree again. During times of extreme heat, your tree may need additional water.

How to Prune Elberta Peach Trees

Your Elberta Peach Tree will need to be pruned the first two years in order to maintain an open center shape and encourage fruit production. Prune your tree in late winter or early spring using pruning shears, making your cuts at a 45-degree angle. Trim away any broken/dead branches and any that are criss-crossing by making your cut right below the dead wood.

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Product Details

Mature Height: 15 ft.
Mature Width: 10 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Growth Rate: Fast
Harvest Time: September
Year to Bear: Can Fruit the 1st Year!
Botanical Name: Prunus persica 'Early Elberta'
Does Not Ship To: AR,AZ,CA,ID,LA,OR,WA
Grows Well In Zones: 5-9 outdoors
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Growing Zones: 5-9 outdoors

(hardy down to -10℉)

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