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Contender Peach Tree

Prunus persica

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Flavorful Peaches That Grow Nearly Anywhere

Why Contender Peach Trees?

When it comes to growing peaches, the mark of a winner is the diversity of the areas where they can grow – and the Contender Peach Tree is no exception. 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.

And in a short time, large velvety peaches will emerge from the Contender's branches like nature's work of art. Plus, this tree’s succulent, ripe peaches delight with each juicy bite. One taste and you'll know why the Contender is considered the most flavorful and fresh peach available. Even better? Unlike other peach varieties, this hardy tree produces a reliably delicious fruit that won't go brown on you before its time.

Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better

For starters, it won’t exceed 15 feet in height (even at maturity), so it fits almost anywhere. Best of all, because we’ve nurtured your tree and cared for it well at our nursery, it’s ready to produce delectable peaches in its first year of growth – no matter where you’re located. No need to wait years for peaches or pay high supermarket prices!

With care that’s a breeze and versatility that’s second to none, the Contender Peach Tree is truly one-of-a-kind. And with our Contender, you’ll have sweet, juicy fruit of your own, right from your backyard within the year. Order yours today!

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Product Details

    Mature Height:12-15 ft.
    Mature Width:12-15 ft.
    Sunlight:Full Sun
    Growth Rate:Moderate
    Harvest Time:August
    Year to Bear:Can Fruit the 1st year!
    Botanical Name:Prunus persica
    Does Not Ship To:AR,AZ,CA,ID,LA,OR,WA
    Grows Well In Zones:4-8 outdoors
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    Growing Zones: 4-8 outdoors

    (hardy down to -20℉)

    Customer Reviews & Photos


    Based on 120 reviews

    Craig K.
    Verified Buyer

    What a wonderful tree!

    Bought and planted my Contender peach in Spring of ‘22. I removed the small peaches that were growing when it arrived to let it focus its energy on root and branch growth. It flowered wonderfully this spring, with most flowers being pollinated. I thinned the fruits down to every 8 inches, which I think was still not enough. Got new branch growth all over, with most new branches growing from 12 to 18 inches. I got at least 3 dozen peaches still on such a small tree. I had to support a branch or two so they wouldn’t bend too much. The fruit was sweet and tasty and so juicy. I look forward to late winter pruning to help shape the tree for better fruiting, and to those yummy juicy peaches! Thank you Fast Growing Trees!

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    Laura F.
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    not yet sure

    Until the last two purchases, everything from Fast Growing Trees has been astonishingly outstanding. The tree THIS tree replaced, was sent with an apparent fungus (that I hope has not contaminated all my other fruit trees). Via warranty from the fungus infected peach tree, this Contender was sent. The first Contender, planted a couple of years ago, came FULL of leaves and has blossomed in growth and had about 4 dozen peaches this year! This contender came with half of it's leaves in the bottom of the box, some of the remaining leaves curled and some of them with spots - just like the previous "fungus infected" tree. Customer service assures me that this tree appears to have suffered from a hot delivery ride, as the curled leaves and dropping of leaves suggest. I appreciate the fact that notes have been made in case in the spring it continues to have problems. I planted and took a picture with the few remaining leaves left on it. I am a little shocked that I paid extra for a larger tree and it is so small, but won't complain about that as long as it comes back healthy in the spring. I am overall very satisfied with all my fruit trees and fruit bushes - and customer service is very willing to please. So....here's to keeping our fingers crossed!

    Fast Growing Trees Plant ExpertWe're so sorry for your concerns! Keep in mind that we're at the end of the season so the leaves are old and worn just like the trees growing outside. The trees appeared to be healthy and will end up dropping these leaves soon as they prepare for dormancy and in Spring you'll see beautiful new growth! We have your order covered under our dormancy guarantee so let us know how it's doing in Spring!
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    Maria V.
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    Mixed varieties

    I bought 2 contender peaches last year, and I got my first harvest this week. Unfortunately, I received one contender peach and another variety of peach (a white one), which is unfortunate because I meant to have two for better pollination. Anyway, the trees have been very healthy, and the peaches are juicy and delicious. I am impressed that with zero experience growing trees in NM, I was able to have a good harvest only after one year. I just fertilized, pruned, and watered. Not a single spray for bugs or diseases, and they are 100% healthy. Just lost a few peaches from birds.

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    Fast Growing Trees Plant ExpertWe're so sorry that one of your trees isn't the right variety! We're reaching out privately to we can help make this right!
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    Juan M.
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    What a beautiful tree

    After the 2nd summer we got peaches. A lot of peaches. What a beautiful tree, we just love this tree and this company. My family and I highly recommend this peach tree and this company.

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    Fast Growing Trees Plant ExpertGreat photos! Thank you for sharing!
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    So far

    It came and I planted it. We will see next spring🤗

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