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Elberta Peach Tree

Prunus persica 'Early Elberta'

$59.95

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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.

$14.95
-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.

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 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.

APPLICATION:
1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
$4.95
-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.

$19.95
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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.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Spacing:

15-20 ft.

Growth Rate:

Fast

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Harvest Time:

September

Fruit Color:

Red

Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

Chill Hours (minimum):

600

You are in an area with ~1800 chill hours

Botanical Name:

Prunus persica 'Early Elberta'

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, AR, CA, ID, LA, WA



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

Delicious Peaches Full of Flavor

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.





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
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
7
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
Purchased
over 5 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
Purchased
over 5 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
Purchased
over 5 years ago
very pricy
the tree I bought from fastgrowingtree.com 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
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
6
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
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
8

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

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Zone 8 fruit
Dr. Shirley Scott E on Nov 10, 2017
Love fresh peaches. The taller trees should provide a good start fot next year.
Dean C on Nov 4, 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
Who doesnt LOVE peaches. And I am happy to share with my wild friends. Some might say, its faster to buy at the store, but they DO NOT taste the same! Planting a tree is a commitment to the future.
Rachel D on Aug 16, 2017
I love peaches!
Dustin & Cali W on Aug 14, 2017
Cross pollination
michael r on Aug 13, 2017
Hardiness no chemicals needed and good tasty fruit!
WILLIAM F on Aug 12, 2017
Familiar with fantastic flavor and freestone characteristics
Sherri K on Aug 11, 2017
for fruit
Bill M on Aug 10, 2017
My existing peach tree does not produce well. Hoping some extra pollination will help
Bradley R on Aug 3, 2017
My son loves peaches like he loves air. These were on clearance. Hoping to save lots of money in the long run from not having to go to the store constantly to feed my human locust.
Marquita H on Aug 3, 2017
Pollinates with Red havedn and is hardy and diease resistant.
Suzanne H on Jul 30, 2017
My dad said he had these when he was a little kid and that they were the best tasting peaches he had ever tasted I can't wait
BILL M on Jul 28, 2017
To replace the one I lost.
Frederick B on Jul 27, 2017
Last year my two peach trees were already producing fruit. So this year I decided to order more trees to fill up my orchard.
Marlene S on Jul 26, 2017
I Picked a Winner! Get it?! Picked! Ha Anyways This is what I picked :)
Ryan F on Jul 24, 2017
because it will make a good cross with my first purchase of the red haven peach.. the red haven peach did very well dispite the extreme hot weather that we had after it was planted. They are very healthy plants
Donald B on Jul 23, 2017
I didn't see a place to put the free shipping code JULY 79
tim h on Jul 22, 2017
My boys love peaches but it's hard to find fresh ripe peaches. So I thought, why not grow our own?
Kristen K on Jul 13, 2017
because you couldn't give me a orange tree
delores b on Jul 10, 2017
These peach trees are fast growing and drought tolerant
Lisa E on Jul 6, 2017
want to try my hand an growing peaches.
Balinda P on Jul 6, 2017
large size
Mark F on Jul 4, 2017
I have always wanted a peach tree
Trevor L on Jun 28, 2017
Want something low maintenance
Doug M on Jun 19, 2017
I and my family like peaches very much.
susan r. p on Jun 2, 2017
Self-Pollinating
Alyssa G on May 29, 2017
To give as a gift from the church for someone who lost their son named Patches who was always giving. We bought him a Patches Peach Tree that will continue to give.
DuWayne P on May 22, 2017
My wife loves pink blossoms, and I was looking for a tree that will provide that AND some delicious fruit. This seemed like the perfect mix.
Mariano D on May 21, 2017
dazes free and sweet and juice and weather protected. and the height..
Bradley M on May 16, 2017
This is my all time favorite peach in the world.
Bonnie S on May 16, 2017
Sweet juicy peaches that will can and bottle very well and they cross pollinate with the Redhaven peach
James O on May 15, 2017
love the fruit
Adrian K on May 14, 2017
Large Size Fruit
Jessica C on May 12, 2017
My neighbor has one.
George P on May 9, 2017
for mothers day
david d on May 5, 2017
It is really hard to beat the flavor of an Elberta Peach.
Anthony B on May 4, 2017
How cool is it to have a peach tree in your back yard?
Chrystal K on Apr 26, 2017
I love peaches.
Patricia P on Apr 25, 2017
I like peaches, and chose this to cross pollinate my red haven peach tree. It worked well because this little wonder has 4 peaches on this year and I didn't plant till Feb 2017.
Russell M on Apr 24, 2017
Because I didn't do enough research and realized after purchasing one that I'd need to for them to produce fruit...if you're going to buy one you need two!!!
WILLIAM S on Apr 23, 2017
This was a father's day gift to go with the Red Haven Peach tree. The two work nicely together and the peaches are delicious!
Kristine M on Apr 21, 2017
Elberta was recommended by family members
Kathie P on Nov 5, 2017
I love freestone Elbert's peaches!
Nancy K on Oct 28, 2017
I live in growing zone 9 will the Elberta peach tree grow in this area ?
Nancy C on Jun 29, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Zone 9 gets a little too hot for the Elberta Peach 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.
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.
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.
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.
Is this good for planting in chicago weather it will last longer?
Fatema M on Aug 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: In Milwaukee, my peach trees prospered. I'm guessing since Chicago is farther south and with milder weather, a same or better result may occur with your future fruit trees. Good luck!
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: This is a semi dwarf.
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.
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
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 ??
Neildonnelly
Neil D on Jul 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Elberta Peach is a Freestone Peach.
Has anyone tried to espalier a peach tree from fast growing trees along a brick wall? How did it go?
Donner on Sep 8, 2017

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