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Elberta Peach Tree

Elberta Peach Tree

Elberta Peach Tree

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 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'
Does not ship to: AZ, AR, CA, ID, LA, WA
Growing Zones 5-8
This plant is generally 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.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

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
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
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
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
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
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
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2 years ago
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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Can elberta trees be grown in pots?
A shopper on Jun 21, 2014
Best Answer: Probably not, especially a small pot. Mine sure taste good this year in the ground. Only a year and half old.
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I live in California, can you please refer growers that ship to California? Thank you
Rose M on Jun 18, 2014
Best Answer: I would recommend contacting your local nurseries and seeing which growers ship to them.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 25, 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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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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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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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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do I plant two trees when I plant? or just one
A shopper on Jun 23, 2014
Best Answer: We planted one Elberta and one Red Haven. Weather thru us a curve and frosted when everything was blooming. We got lucky, have 3 peaches the Elberta and 9 on the New Haven. We weren't so lucky with a pear, a 4 way cherry, and some apples, not one fruit on any of them.
Reply · Report · David B on Jun 26, 2014
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is the Elberta peach tree standard or dwarf?
A shopper on Jul 17, 2014
Best Answer: Honestly I am not sure as this was a gift for someone in NY and I am in TN. The website states it grows to approximately 15 feet, which to me is a standard tree.
Reply · Report · Donnette S on Jul 17, 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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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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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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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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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 21, 2014
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How do I get the Red Haven Peach Tree?
Dorothy T on Sep 1, 2014
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Can I Plant Now?

Yes... Your Elberta Peach Tree can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

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Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
 
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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.