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Elberta Peach Tree

Prunus persica 'Early Elberta'


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-t- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

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

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

-t- 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.

Coarse 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
-t- Root Rocket™ 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.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planket™ - Frost & Cold Protection
PLanket 10-20 ft.

Protect your sensitive plants and shrubs with the Planket™

Benefits include:

  1. Lightweight fabric allows your plants to breather while also protecting them from the frost and cold winds.

  2. 6ft. round size makes it easy to protect sensitive container plants.

-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator
-t- Root Rocket™ Launcher
Root Rocket Launcher

Explosive Growth for All of Your Plants

Rocket your lawn and plants to new heights with Root Rocket™ Launcher! All-natural and all-in on healthful benefits, Root Rocket™ is a propriety blend of nutrients that have been horticulturalist-tested and proven to help young plants transition from nursery to soil or a more permanent container. Root Rocket™ Launcher improves on that special mix with a water-soluble twist – so your lawn and garden can now be sprayed with the naturally-crafted solution you love for soil. And this pre-made care package in a handy drawstring bag makes it all the more effortless to keep your plants lush and vibrant, with the following items included: Root Rocket™ Launcher solution Root Rocket™ Launcher spray bottle 50-ft. nylon retractable hose


Growing Zones: 5-8
(hardy down to -10℉)

Growing Zones 5-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

15 ft.

Mature Width:

10 ft.


Full Sun


15-20 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Harvest Time:


Fruit Color:


Peach Stone Type


Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

Chill Hours (minimum):


You are in an area with ~1800 chill hours

Botanical Name:

Prunus persica 'Early Elberta'

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Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)

Delicious Peaches in the First Season

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. Plus, 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 harsh chemicals or sprays. And even better? These must-have peaches ripen to a deep, golden yellow with a blush of red.

Because your tree has been continually pruned back to encourage more branches, you'll see a dramatic in growth. The additional limbs produce significantly more fruit and produce it much more quickly. 

So, 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 - 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 to a height of 15 feet. The faster they grow, the sooner they reward you with delicious fruit. Order your very own Elberta today!

Elberta Peach Tree Pollination

Elberta Peach Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Elberta Peach Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.

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Customer Reviews

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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
January 1, 2013
I have 2 dwarf Elberta trees and each have over 50 peaches on them. I am absolutely sold on this tree.
January 1, 2013
We love our 2 dwarf alberta peach trees. They flowered and produced 3 peaches the first growing season. Luv em.
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
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.
November 29, 2014
over 4 years ago
Growing Zone:
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
January 1, 2013
over 6 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
January 1, 2013
over 6 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!
January 1, 2013
over 6 years ago
very pricy
the tree I bought from is grafted, supposed to be better, total cost $99 including shipping.

Local HomeDepot sells for $29.95, bigger and taller, maybe a seed grown tree.

I can not tell the difference, I went to buy a couple more peach trees at HomeDepot. Very good price and tree
September 27, 2015
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
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.
February 23, 2015
Tyler, TX
over 3 years ago
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Planting & Care

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

Elberta Peach Tree Planting Diretions

Elberta Peach trees (Prunus persica 'Early Elberta') are known to be one of the most popular peach trees.  Hardy down to -10 degrees, they’re typically grown in zones 5-8. They produce sweet and juicy peaches with a blush color skin when ripe. Their harvest time is anywhere from late July to September depending on the climate. The Elberta peach is a self-fertile tree but will yield a higher crop when paired with another tree.

Location: Plant your Elberta Peach tree in well-drained soil in a location where it will receive full sun (at least 6-8 hours of sunlight a day). Heavy winds and early frosts can damage the blossoms, so be sure to protect your tree by planting on the sunniest side of a building or your home.  

Planting Instructions: Select an area where your soil drains well and the Elberta Peach Tree will receive at least 6-8 hours of sunlight a day.

1) Dig a hole twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep. Amend the soil around the hole with compost to ensure the tree has proper drainage.
2) Place your tree inside the hole making sure it is sitting straight and that the graft is 2 inches above the soil line.
3) Cover the roots with soil, watering occasionally as you go along to remove any air pockets that may have formed. Gently pat the soil down until the roots are completely covered.

Watering: Keep the soil around your Elberta Peach Tree moist, but not saturated. Keeping the roots too wet can cause rot damage to the roots. Typically 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. Yellowing of the leaves is a sign of over watering while leaves that are dry and brown can be a sign of under watering.  

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 in the Summer and Fall as well.

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 and 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. To achieve the open center shape, prune your tree so that the center section has only two or three main branches that will receive plenty of sunlight.

Pests: Check your tree regularly for insects and diseases. Caterpillars can form nests (egg sacs) on the tree which should be picked off immediately and spray your tree with a horticultural oil or an insecticide. Fungus can be treated by spraying a fungicide on the tree while it’s blooming.

Tips: Once your tree begins to fruit, thin your peaches out to allow each peach to have 8 inches in 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.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Always wanted fruit trees. Don't have any in our landscape so starting with this one.
Joanne K on Sep 19, 2018
Wanted good all around peaches and these seemed to fit the bill.
Garth K on Sep 4, 2018
Always wanted fruit trees. Don't have any in our landscape so starting with this one.
Joanne K on Sep 19, 2018
they are yummy!
jamee s on Sep 14, 2018
Wanted good all around peaches and these seemed to fit the bill.
Garth K on Sep 4, 2018
Cant wait to have my own peaches!
Jessica B on Sep 2, 2018
Lurlene W on Sep 1, 2018
Chill hours.
HECTOR G on Aug 28, 2018
Elberta peaches grow well here in Texas
Bill S on Aug 18, 2018
sweet good source of vitamins
Ryan W on Aug 13, 2018
goes well with Red Haven Peach tree for better fruit per the reviews.
Dawn T on Aug 11, 2018
see above
JOSEPH P on Jul 29, 2018
I wanted a peach tree!
Linda G on Jul 21, 2018
My family loves this kind of peach
Randy G on Jul 8, 2018
recommended to plant with Red Haven, which is the tree I was looking for
Adrian Q on Jun 21, 2018
For peach tree pollination
Megan A on Jun 4, 2018
It says will bear fruit first year.
Jeannette P on May 27, 2018
CHARLES E on May 24, 2018
long time favorite, and will work well with my Red Haven
scott s on May 22, 2018
I love Red Haven peaches and the website suggested the Elberta peach for cross-pollination.
D E on May 20, 2018
Zone hardy for our area. Elberta peaches are a prized variety and freestone.
Anthony D on May 12, 2018
Best tree for my needs.
Tim C on May 6, 2018
Need to replace both my peach trees.
Lawrence Z on Apr 28, 2018
Ellen M on Apr 26, 2018
Increase production of fruit. Ordered only one tree previously.
Donna E on Apr 20, 2018
I live in Georgia and for years the Elberta variety was Georgians favorite peach.
Nancy M on Apr 6, 2018
Because the tree will cross pollinate w/the new Haven peach tree
Ruthann S on Mar 29, 2018
Previous experience with this tree.
Fred B on Mar 29, 2018
Easy maintenance based upon prior experience with the tree.
David W on Mar 26, 2018
Michigan State University extension office article recommended this tree along with Red Haven.
Steve G on Mar 18, 2018
replacement....followed your recommendations for best pollination....
JOEL T on Mar 10, 2018
I like peaches
David L on Mar 10, 2018
My family and I love peaches, and we cant wait to pick our fruit and can them so we can enjoy them all winter long,..
Miranda G on Mar 2, 2018
To increase my peach harvest I have selected this and the red haven
Beth H on Feb 17, 2018
I know these are delicious peaches and my family loves peaches. Cant wait to have them in our own yard.
Alyson G on Feb 11, 2018
Fruit is said to be very good tasting, is nutritious, is healthy eaten fresh picked off off tree, canned, frozen, and is a good pollinator for Red Haven peach trees, as well as being among the best of the peach fruit type. Confidence of source that tree shipped is high quality, will grow & produce well.
Calvin G on Feb 8, 2018
All the trees that I have received are growing beautifully.
lisa s on Feb 3, 2018
Grown these in the past with good results,
Edward K on Jan 29, 2018
This was recommended by my uncle who has them now
Dana W on Jan 21, 2018
I already have some Alberta peaches and I are doing very well around here so I wanted some more
john K on Jan 1, 2018
Looking for a easy to grow peach and have always liked the Elberta Peaches.
Terry C on Dec 28, 2017
Zone 8 fruit
Dr. Shirley Scott E on Nov 10, 2017
Elberta was recommended by family members
Kathie P on Nov 5, 2017
Love fresh peaches. The taller trees should provide a good start fot next year.
Dean C on Nov 4, 2017
I love freestone Elbert's peaches!
Nancy K on Oct 28, 2017
Great peach for this area and compliments the Red Haven for cross-pollination.
Michael H on Oct 23, 2017
These are replacements. I have 2 trees that sprouted only the graft????. 2 did not survive due to a lack of watering. (our fault)
Tommy L on Oct 18, 2017
I had one before we moved and I loved the fruit.
Tony J on Oct 17, 2017
For the quality of the fruit that the tree will yield.
John S on Sep 22, 2017
I have a red haven and wanted to have a variety of peaches.
Tina F on Sep 18, 2017
A gift for my daughter
lalaine s on Aug 25, 2017
They are good for my area. It does get quite cold here.
Susan M on Aug 17, 2017
they are yummy!
jamee s on Sep 14, 2018
Cant wait to have my own peaches!
Jessica B on Sep 2, 2018
I live in growing zone 9 will the Elberta peach tree grow in this area ?
Nancy C on Jun 29, 2014
BEST ANSWER: We live in Zone 9 and Elbertas grow very well. We average 180 lbs of fruit per year per tree.
hi, how are they disease and pest resistant? are they treated in some way?
christina z on Jan 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Elberta Peach trees like many hardy disease resistant trees, are hybrid trees that over time have been breed to be disease resistant. There is nothing specific that we do to this tree to make it disease resistant, it already is.
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.
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.
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.
When to fertilize?
Inga O on Feb 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Apply a nitrogen containing fertilizer such as 1 pound of 10-10-10 or its equivalent about 6 weeks after planting your Peach Tree. In the following year, add 3/4 pound of the fertilizer in the spring and another 3/4 pound the following summer. For an extra nitrogen boost, try seeding the lawn surrounding the tree with white clover or crimson clover.
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.
Are the disease resistant due to GMO? Are they GMO? Thank you
Jeanne W on Jun 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: None of the trees we carry are Genetically Modified. Our trees are grafted. The Elberta Peach tree is naturally disease and pest resistant.
When do I plant in the ground for zone 8a?
catherine h on Dec 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can plant it at this time in your zone, the tree would be dormant but it would start leafing out in the Spring again.
Is this good for planting in chicago weather it will last longer?
Fatema M on Aug 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Growing Zones for the Elberta Peach are Zones 5 to 8. It can withstand temperatures down to -10 Degrees F.
Is the each tree a self polonating tree cuz I was thinking on buying a Red Heaven peach tree and I was wondering do I need more than one tree or could I get away with one ?
Sean B on Jul 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes the red Haven peach tree is self-pollinating you only need one
Is the Elberta Peach tree produce a "free stone" peach?
chappyv on Aug 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes it is a free stone peach
Mine produced 10-12 peaches the first year
When do you plant these trees? I live in zone 6
Jennifer F on Jul 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The best planting times is in the Fall about 6 weeks prior to your first frost or during the Spring, a few weeks after your last frost.
is the Elberta peach tree standard or dwarf?
A shopper on Jul 17, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I would say medium, and I cut off top branches this year so
that I could reach the peaches
Is there a way to keep the tree a bit smaller than 15ft, I live in a one story house and if the tree is taller it would affect the solar panels, is there a way for it to stay around 10ft?
Sonny. on Jun 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: 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 and 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. To achieve the open center shape, prune your tree so that the center section has only two or three main branches that will receive plenty of sunlight.
What is the meaning of the chill hours?
LaDonna m on Jul 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: A Chill Hour is the total time a fruit or nut tree spends under the temperature of 45 degrees. This is the time or chill hours spend in the Winter months.
I have an Elberta and red haven that I planted about two years ago in mid South Carolina. Both trees flower like crazy but the fruit doesn't develop and eventually shrivels up leaving a bare pit on the tree. They are watered well but obviously I'm missing something. Any suggestions?
Dana P on Jan 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It may be that the tree is not strong enough to support the fruit. I would remove all the flowers and not allow any of the fruit to set for the first 2 years, so it will not take away any of the tree's energy to grow. On the 3rd year, allow it to set a small crop, making sure the limbs are able to support the fruits.
when pruneing how much to cut back?
roy y on Sep 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Prune prior to the first bloom in spring. When pruning, keep an open canopy to enable sunlight to reach all of the fruit. Remove all dead, broken, or dying branches first, followed by branches that cross.
How fast will it grow and to what size?
Brian D on Aug 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They can grow 3 feet per year to a mature height of 15 foot.
Why not ship to WA?
Breeze H on Apr 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Agricultural restrictions prohibits us from shipping it into your state.
I was curious why y'all don't deliver in Louisiana?? ....Thxs !!
walt c on Aug 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Due to agricultural restrictions we are unable to ship peaches to LA.
is this organic & does it need a companion?
lightning on Aug 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Our trees are not organic as we are required to spray once a year by the state of SC. Elberta peach trees are self fertile, but they are more prolific in pairs.
Are the Elberta Peach Trees self pollinating?
Michael on Jul 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Elberta Peach Trees are self-fertile. We do recommend planting them in pairs so that the trees can cross-pollinate each other. You can also cross- pollinate these trees with the Red Haven Peach Tree.
what fertilizer do i use for the elberta peach tree ?
richie on Jul 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Fertilizers containing nitrogen are best. You can use fertilizers such as 10-10-10. We recommend applying the fertilizer at a distance of 2-3 feet from the base of the tree.
If I order the peach trees now when are they shipped to me?
Gary B on Jun 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We currently have the 4-5 ft. size Elberta Peach Trees in stock. The trees would ship next day. If you need assistance placing an order please contact us 1-888-504-2001 option 3.
What is the earliest spring planting date for Elberta peach tree in zone 6?
marsh on Feb 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We recommend planting a few weeks after you receive your last frost. So it depends on your climate and how quickly your temperatures warm up. We normally resume shipping to zone 6 around April 15th.
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.
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.
Is the Peach a "Freestone" Peach ??
Neil D on Jul 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Elberta Peach is a Freestone Peach.

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Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

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