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Contender Peach Tree

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Growing Zones: 4-8

Growing Zones 4-8
This plant is recommended for zones: 4-8
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You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

12-15 ft.

Mature Width:

15 ft.


Full Sun

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Botanical Name:

Prunus persica

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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.

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My tree came with spider mites and it is slowly dropping all its leaves after 3 months.
November 12, 2014
over 2 years ago
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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
1 year ago
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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
1 year ago
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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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Looking for 2 peach trees and thought these would do.
Timothy W on Jun 14, 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
I love huge and tasty peaches
Byron T on Apr 19, 2016
Will grow where I live
Terri B on Apr 10, 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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 22, 2014
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
Reply · Report · Katie on Dec 21, 2015
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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.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Feb 5, 2016
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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.
Reply · Report · Robert H on Oct 15, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Janine B on Feb 29, 2016
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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.
Reply · Report · Terin S on May 8, 2016
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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.
Reply · Report · Michael S on Mar 16, 2016
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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.
Reply (1) · Report · Suzanne S on Nov 30, 2015
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Any ways to keep frost off peach trees?
Betsy S on Jul 31, 2016
Best Answer: I have gotten 4 Contender peaches from Fast-Growing Trees. I love them. They are really tough. No need to worry about frost or even a hard freeze, which we get here all the time.. I'm sorry, but the only ways I know to keep frost off a tree are to move South with the tree or move the tree indoors. Sorry.
Reply · Report · Nicholas on Jul 31, 2016
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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
Reply · Report · lloyd W on Mar 8, 2016
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