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Elberta Peach Tree 

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Elberta peaches are larger and tastier than normal peaches. Your tree comes specially pruned to grow more branches... which means you can grow more fruit!


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Elberta Peach Tree

Delicious Peaches Full of Flavor


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.

: 5-6ft
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List: $139.90
Sale: $69.95
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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.

: 4-5ft

Ships this Mon, Mar 30
List: $119.90
Sale: $59.95
6 at  $56.95 each
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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.

: 3-4ft

Ships this Mon, Mar 30
List: $99.90
Sale: $49.95
6 at  $47.45 each
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Extras

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 Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.
Fungi Tree Guard
Mycorrhizal Fungi 24" Tree Guard
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Planting Mix
Elberta Peach Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Elberta 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.


Soil Contents
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Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ 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 need nutrition.

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

APPLICATION:
1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
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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. 

Elberta Peach Trees are the most disease resistant peach trees available. You no longer have to worry about your tree or your peaches! 

These trees are even insect resistant... meaning you can grow your peaches organically. No more spraying chemicals on your fruit! 

They ripen to a deep, golden yellow with a blush of red. 

Your tree has been continually pruned back to encourage more branches. This process requires us to grow your tree about a year longer than our competitors, but the difference you'll see is dramatic. The additional limbs produce significantly more fruit and produce it quicker. 

We know you're impatient. That's why we only send fruit trees that are hardy, vibrant and ready to produce. 

With proper care, 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 normally planted in pairs so they can pollinate each other. This pollination causes your trees to produce more fruit! We recommend cross-pollinating your Elberta with the Red Haven Peach Tree. 

Elberta Peach Trees grow rapidly, and mature quickly to a height of 15 feet. The faster they grow, the sooner they reward you with delicious fruit. 

Growing Zones: 5-8

Mature Height: 15 ft.
Mature Width: 10 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Rootstock: LOVELL
Botanical Name: Prunus persica 'Early Elberta'
Growing Zones 5-8
This plant is recommended for zones: 5-8
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It's Easy to Plant your Elberta Peach Tree


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Elberta 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 Elberta 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 Elberta Peach Tree again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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I ordered two peach trees in March 2010, planted them April 4th in my large yard and my wife called me on the 10th of April to tell me that both trees already have about 20 peaches on them! Fast growing trees nursery does a great job with their trees in shipping and condition. Ive ordered many more trees and plants that have fruit and theyre all doing GREAT! Thank You
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December 31, 2012
We love our 2 dwarf alberta peach trees. They flowered and produced 3 peaches the first growing season. Luv em.
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December 31, 2012
I have 2 dwarf Elberta trees and each have over 50 peaches on them. I am absolutely sold on this tree.
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December 31, 2012
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These are healthy Elberta trees! (Zone 7 Central Virginia)
I bought my 2 wonderful Elberta peach trees before winter 2014. They arrived healthy and carefully packaged. I put them in the ground and noticed that they like being watered, they seem very happy after Irrigation. As Fall brought cooler weather, these young trees gradually discarded their leaves. We've had some Very cold nights (temps in the teens) and you'd be as surprised as I was to see these trees have been busy making new buds. I can hardly wait until spring 2015 to
arrive so I can see what happens next. All I can say is, this looks to be my best purchase of 2014.
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November 29, 2014
Purchased
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
7
I received my peach trees today. They arrived in a HUGE box, carefully packed, with nice damp roots. They are AT LEAST 7 feet tall - NOT including the roots. I am very pleased so far. I will update my review later in the spring to let everyone know how they are doing
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
Great first year! Our Peach Tree is over 8 feet tall now, and we got about a dozen peaches the first spring, when the tree was still under 6 feet tall
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December 31, 2012
Absolutely beautiful healthy little tree! Planted it in the early spring down here in the desert and it has already produced fruit. Unfortunately cannot say how it tasted as the birds got them all!
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
Red Haven and Elberta Peach Trees arrived in great condition with minimal stress. Watered them well and left in a bright but shady location for 3 days before planting in the ground. They are doing fantastic, showing no signs of stress and putting on a new leaf after only 10 days
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
Purchased Dwarf Elberta Peach Tree last year but this spring dead as a door nail. Came as bare root. Very disappointed at the price paid. Apparently not meant for northern Buffalo climate although apple tree purchased is blooming and thriving.
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December 31, 2012
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1 year ago
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Georgia Peach in Texas
The Elberta arrived in perfect condition, and of course it was planted the same day... it has thrived and started to put on buds and today, just as the blooms started to open, , we were hit by the worse winter ever in this Late of a February.
We will have to see what happens, and likely have some set back. It is sort of protected by the south side of the building, will just have to wait and see. I had wished that I had another, but from experience of being assigned by the military to Georgia, I know sometime they too get blasted by the same type of crazy weather. But if it was "born" in Georgia, it will be great.
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February 23, 2015
Tyler, TX, US
Purchased
4 months ago
Growing Zone:
8
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hi, how are they disease and pest resistant? are they treated in some way?
christina z on Jan 2, 2015
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Can elberta trees be grown in pots?
A shopper on Jun 21, 2014
Best Answer: You can if you would like, however, they do prefer to be planted in the ground.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Dec 15, 2014
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what is sap coming out of trunk ?
A shopper on Jun 15, 2014
Best Answer: Sap comes out of Peach Trees for a few different reasons. There can be too much sap for the amount of peaches on the trees so instead of going to the fruit it goes back to the roots and can ooze out of the tree. Remove extra peaches that don't look too great. The sap can also be a sign of over watering or pests.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 18, 2014
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do I plant two trees when I plant? or just one
A shopper on Jun 23, 2014
Best Answer: We ordered and planted just one, since we understood it to be self-pollinating.
Reply · Report · MIGON D on Jun 24, 2014
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How far apart should I plant the two trees?
A shopper on Jul 25, 2014
Best Answer: If the trees grow to 10 ft. wide, plant them about 12 ft. apart. Mine have tons of fruit and I just planted them last year, however, I didn't spray them with anything in early spring and most of the peaches have some sort of worms.... I'll know better next year.
Reply · Report · william m on Aug 13, 2014
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How do I get the Red Haven Peach Tree?
Dorothy T on Sep 1, 2014
Best Answer: I ordered a Red Haven Peach tree along with the Elberta Peach and a Fruit Cocktail tree. They were all delivered in a relatively small box. I planted them the day of delivery and all of them are doing really well.
Reply · Report · Kristen P on Sep 12, 2014
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I live in growing zone 9 will the Elberta peach tree grow in this area ?
Nancy C on Jun 29, 2014
Best Answer: I live in zone 8 and mine sure taste good. Year and a half old.
Reply · Report · David E on Jul 11, 2014
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How late in the Season can I plant peach trees in Illinois? Thank you.
Tom S on Oct 7, 2014
Best Answer: It's best to plant in the early fall 6 weeks before the first freeze or in the early spring after the final frost.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Dec 23, 2014
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are they shipped bare root ?
jim b on Jul 12, 2014
Best Answer: If the tree is dormant they're often shipped bare root, this is healthier for the tree. Currently this tree is being shipped in a pot.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 16, 2014
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why dont you ship to California?
A shopper on Jul 7, 2014
Best Answer: Unfortunately California has agricultural laws put in place that legally prevent us from shipping Elberta Peach Trees there.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 10, 2014
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WHAT PEACH VARIETY WILL GROW IN N.E. MI ?
A shopper on Oct 18, 2014
Best Answer: We live in NH and purchased an Elberta peach tree and a Red Haven peach tree last year - to our surprise we actually got about 4-5 peaches off each tree this year. The trees have grown and are doing well. We put sawdust around the base of the tree to protect it.
Reply · Report · Carolann W on Oct 19, 2014
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Will these trees take root if planted in the fall in zone 5? Thanks.
DeeDee on Aug 25, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, these are very resiliant and hearty trees. If, like ours, your stub has just one living cell in it, it will eventually sprout velupous branches and then someday, fruit.
Reply · Report · RICHARD M on Aug 26, 2014
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is the Elberta peach tree standard or dwarf?
A shopper on Jul 17, 2014
Best Answer: This is a semi dwarf.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Dec 15, 2014
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What month is best to plant in zone 5?
Johnny M on Dec 10, 2014
Best Answer: It's best to plant in the early spring or early fall.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Dec 23, 2014
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When is the best time to prune the peach tree?
A shopper on Oct 19, 2014
Best Answer: The best time to prune peach trees are in the early spring or early fall.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Dec 23, 2014
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when do they bare fruit in zone 8?
A shopper on Oct 10, 2014
Best Answer: Your peaches will be ready for harvest later in the season towards August.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Dec 23, 2014
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Will a Blood Plum & Fig Tree be enough to cross pollinate an Elbert Peach Tree?
Chris B on Aug 23, 2014
Best Answer: The Elberta Peach tree is self fertile and doesn't need a pollinator how ever having another tree like the Red Haven Peach Tree or another peach tree for your tree to cross pollinate with will be very beneficial. Plum Trees and Fig Trees will not cross pollinate with an Elberta Peach Tree.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 25, 2014
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can you ship to Oregon?
A shopper on Jul 28, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, we ship plants to Oregon on a daily basis in fact.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 13, 2014
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How many feet is the tree before planted?
Preet on Jul 26, 2014
Best Answer: This depends on the size that you get. the 4 to 5 foot size is at least 4 feet tall and anywhere between 4 to 5 feet tall.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 28, 2014
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Is the Peach a "Freestone" Peach ??
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Neil D on Jul 26, 2014
Best Answer: The Elberta Peach is a Freestone Peach.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 28, 2014
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win does fruit get ripe ?
A shopper on Jul 19, 2014
Best Answer: Elberta Peaches ripen later in the season. Towards the end of August.
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Does a shoot from a peach tree give fruit?
Lauro M on Jun 20, 2014
Best Answer: A shoot could produce fruit, but it's most likely a sucker that popped up from the roots. Suckers steal nutrients from the tree and need to be removed.
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What is the earliest spring planting date for Elberta peach tree in zone 6?
marsh on Feb 14, 2015
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Do you have Elberta Peach trees to plant now in Atlanta zone #8? February 10, 2015
Luis G on Feb 10, 2015
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Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3, 4 or 5. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date. If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.

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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.