• Contender Peach Tree for Sale

    Contender Peach Tree for Sale

 

Contender Peach Tree

Reg: $119.90
Save: $59.95  (50%)
$59.95
Ships May 31st, 2016

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  • Shipped to you Bare-Root

    The Benefits of Bare-Root Trees...

    Bare-root trees are grown in a field and naturally have a larger root system than container grown trees. This means you get a plant that will become established quicker and provide you with superior growth in the spring.

    Your tree arrives dormant (sleeping for the winter). Without foliage to support, it doesn't require as much water or nutrients to survive. So transplanting is stress-free.

    If you plant in the winter, your roots will continue to grow and become more established. When spring arrives you will see bright new foliage appearing.

    Selling bare-root trees allows us to offer you a higher quality product at a lower price.

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-t- Premium Planting Kit
Planting Kit Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Your tree arrives pre-pruned... ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:
  1. 2 oz of Root Rocketâ„¢ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.
Fungi Tree Guard Tree Guard
Root Rocket 24" Tree Guard Tree Staking Kit
$14.95
-t- Planting Mix
Contender Peach Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Contender Peach Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.


Soil Contents
$6.95
-t- Root Rocketâ„¢ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

APPLICATION:
1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
$4.95


Growing Zones: 4-8


Growing Zones 4-8 This plant is recommended for zones: 4-8
(green area above)
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

12-15 ft.

Mature Width:

15 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Chill Hours:

1050

Botanical Name:

Prunus persica

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, AR, CA, ID, LA, WA

CONTENDER PEACH TREE IS A WINNER

When it comes to growing peaches, the mark of a winner is the diversity of the areas where they can grow.

The Contender Peach fits that bill like few others. With excellent cold hardiness and tolerance to the occasional late spring frosts, it's one of the few peach varieties that will flourish in northern regions. Tons of amazing blooms will burst onto the scene, ushering in the spring season with vivid pinks sure to brighten any landscape.

The Taste of a True Champion

In a short time, large velvety peaches will emerge from the Contender's branches like nature's work of art. Picture a mostly water-colored red, splashed over an orange canvas. The succulent, ripe peaches drip with each juicy bite. One taste and you'll know why the Contender is considered the most flavorful, fresh eating peach available. Unlike other peach varieties, this hardy tree produces a reliably delicious fruit that won't go brown on you before its time.


Convenience Makes the Contender a Great Choice

The stature of the Contender Peach Tree gives it another advantage over other fruit trees. At full maturity, it will not exceed 15 feet in height. That means more planting options in your garden or landscape and fruit that's easier to reach when ready to pick. Care is a breeze as well. Just make sure to plant in full sun and use well drained, organic soil. Throughout the diverse regions across the country, your Contender will thrive in a variety of locations.

Order yours today.

 






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contender
My tree came with spider mites and it is slowly dropping all its leaves after 3 months.
November 12, 2014
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
7
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Tender
 
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my new contender peaches
I just got 3 contender peaches from you. They are in mint condition andgrowing fast.
June 20, 2015
Warwick, MA, US
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
4
Goodo!
I got three of 'em last year and all have grown well.This is a Zone 4 area but I'm not sure the test for hardiness is too good - temp was 77 degrees F precisely 1 year after being -10 F.
March 19, 2016
Warwick, MA, US
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
4
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
2 leaves
arrived very twiggy 2 buds on the bottom of tree, thats all
May 19, 2016
Williamston, MI, US
Purchased
1 month ago
Growing Zone:
5
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Shippied less than perfect. Delicate w/ severe leaf loss. May recover
Other (cherry) trees shopped and arrived well. Contender peach suffered real stress but will probably recover by next season.
May 21, 2016
Tres Piedras, NM, US
Purchased
4 weeks ago
Growing Zone:
4

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Contender Peach Tree



Step 1: Dig Your Hole


Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Contender Peach Tree.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2: Place Your Plant


Next, separate the roots of your Contender Peach Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole


As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Contender Peach Tree again after the transplant is complete.


Questions & Answers

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I love huge and tasty peaches
Byron T on Apr 19, 2016
Will grow where I live
Terri B on Apr 10, 2016
I love huge and tasty peaches
Byron T on Apr 19, 2016
I live in Wisconsin.... And I love peaches... What's a guy to do? Well buy a peach tree that will grow in WI. (Weeks of research is backing this. I've read people as far as Canada having luck with this tree.)
Corey F on Apr 18, 2016
Will grow where I live
Terri B on Apr 10, 2016
Drought tolerance as well as cold tolerance
Barbara J on Apr 6, 2016
Zone
Mary J on Apr 4, 2016
Love peaches and this will grow in a cold climate.
Jimmy J on Apr 2, 2016
Product description and research told us this was the best pick for our grow zone.
James K on Mar 12, 2016
I love to grow my own fruits and vegetables.
Terin S on Mar 11, 2016
like this type of peach tree
Paula F on Mar 9, 2016
Cold and late frost tolerance.
Delbert B on Jan 12, 2016
I live in Wisconsin.... And I love peaches... What's a guy to do? Well buy a peach tree that will grow in WI. (Weeks of research is backing this. I've read people as far as Canada having luck with this tree.)
Corey F on Apr 18, 2016
Drought tolerance as well as cold tolerance
Barbara J on Apr 6, 2016
Does the Contender Peach Tree have to have another PeachTree planted near it in order to pollinate?
Cassandra B on Aug 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Contender Peach is self fertile, but you'll get a much higher fruit yield if your tree had a mate to pollinate with.
How long is the growing season for these peaches? Where I live there are often frosts in the first parts of June, and the end of August. Is there enough time in those 10-12 weeks for the peaches to grow and ripen?
Hannah B on Aug 19, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Is it freestone?
how are they for preserving, canning and storing?
Joyce T on Nov 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: They are very good for eating, canning and freezing.
can you grow in house?
Angela D on Oct 31, 2014
BEST ANSWER: YES if you use a small enough pot. I have three peach trees that I grow indoors and they do rather well. No mites that way lol
When to plant the Contender peach tree? It is mid October and we are often having lows in the 20s.
Mountain rose on Oct 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: As long as the soil isn't frozen go ahead and put it in. Make a hole twice the diameter of the ball. Tamp down the soil well to get any air pockets out. Water it and put a healthy amount of mulch over the top. It should be fine.
Will I get fruit the first year?
Nikki on Feb 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I did not get any peaches yet. This may be due to the first season and timing of the planting, but it certainly enjoyed lots of sunshine and looked healthy. I am looking forward to watching it bloom this season.
When does vivid tree bare fruit from seed?
Mike W on Mar 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I can't answer this. Our Contender was about 3 foot tall when received. It is no where close to baring yet. What I do notice is it is extremely robust, hardy. We had a Renaissance die. We have in Intrepid that is surviving but not flourishing. The Contender took off right away. It started budding about March 10 which is very early were we are, Northern Illinois. Sorry I could not be of more help.
The Contender peach being self fertile, which peach tree would be the best cross pollinator to better yields, or just get two of same?
Haven on Mar 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Just get 2 of the same. With well drained fertile soil and light pruning The contender yields a heavy crop as a stand alone and is very fast to start bearing fruit and is my favorite peach tree ive planted
would the peach tree pollinate with a pear tree in the same area or does it need another peach tree?
Connie B on Feb 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: NO they won't cross pollinate but you can put a rooted rejuvenated plant on to another and cross pollinate that way. Google Or youtube cross breeding plants I hope that helps.
How long from when it blossoms to when the fruit is ripe?
Hannah B on Nov 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Blossomed in April, fruit ripe, I think, in mid to late July.

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