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Contender Peach TreePrunus persica

91 reviews
  • Contender Peach Tree

    Contender Peach Trees are exceptionally hardy and disease resistant.

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  • Contender Peach Tree

    Contender Peach Trees produce large, juicy, sweet fruit.

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Contender Peach TreePrunus persica

91 reviews
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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!

Pollination Info

Contender Peach Tree Pollination

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

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Plant your tree in well-drained soil and in a full sun area (receiving at least 6-8 hours of sunlight a day). Be sure to protect your tree from heavy winds by planting on the sunniest side of a building or your home.

When you're ready to plant, dig a hole twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep. Place your tree and 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. Finally, water the planting site and mulch to help retain moisture in the soil.

2. Watering: Keep the soil around your Contender moist. 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.

Tip: Yellowing of the leaves is a sign of overwatering while leaves that are dry and brown can be a sign of underwatering.

3. 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 new growth. Repeat this in the summer and fall as well.

4. Pruning: The Contender 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.

Tip: Once your tree begins to fruit, thin your peaches out. 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.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. 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.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $125 $19.95

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,WA
Grows Well In Zones: 4-8 outdoors
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      4-8 outdoors

Growing Zones: 4-8 outdoors

(hardy down to -20℉)

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Contender Peach

The tree thrived from the day it arrived. Very pleased with the buying experience.

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So far so good

We ordered a couple of these trees last year. They arrived healthy, and adapted very well when put in the ground. A little bit over a year after getting planted, they are growing well, and have several immature fruits on them.

Daniel H.
United States United States
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Quality Trees

I liked the selection of peach trees available, the fast delivery service, and the condition of the trees on arrival. 3'-4' tall as advertised with healthy leaves and branches. The rootballs were extremely tangled and wrapped...took a very sharp knife to remove the tangles/excess and loosen the remaining roots, but the trees have been in the ground for about two weeks now and look very healthy. I would highly recommend them to others with the caveat to trim the rootball well before planting.

Tammy S.
United States United States
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Contender Peach Tree excellent 7b

It's really hard to get a peach tree that doesn't break at the graph. This tree has a massive trunk and the graft is well grown into it (not a knobby knee), extremely healthy. So far I've ordered about 6 (different kinds) of trees from here. All of them are crispy healthy. Like a fresh head of lettuce vs. a salad that got too cold. They are horribly expensive, but you get what you pay for . Packing is like a tank. Maybe should cut down on staples but they arrive perfect!

Amanda E.
United States United States
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Great trees

I ordered 2 contender peach trees. They both arrived healthy, full of leaves, and even had small peaches on them when they arrived! The trees are planted and seem to be doing well so far. I'm not so sure the peaches will actually mature into edible fruit this year due to the shock from transportation and being planted, but I hope to get at least 1, so I can taste the fruit. So far, I am very pleased with the trees, hopefully I will still be happy with them in a year, after the first Minnesota winter.