Growing Zones: 5-8 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉) 5-8 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 15 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 10 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- Year to Bear:
- Fruits 1st Year!
- Botanical Name:
- Prunus persica 'Early Elberta'
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, AR, CA, ID, LA, WA
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 & Photos
Great peach tree!
It is small yet boy did that tree produce it put out the sweetest peaches. Our elevation is 3 435 feet up.
I bought 2 of these trees. One is doing okay but the other might not make it to spring. I'll just wait and see if it blossoms next year. If not I'll have it replaced.
Fast shipping great looking trees
Out of the box it was a great looking tree with healthy roots and quite a few young branches...my wife fertilized it..when I said not to..the young plant didnt make it I dont think the soil was well drained enough. Either way when it got to me it was healthy. Chalk this one up as user error. My fruit cocktail tree is doing great though!! I kept my wife away...
Quick shipping quality products.
I have ordered fruit trees from other nurseries to save a few dollars. However when I order from Fast Growing Trees I really get my monies worth. The trucks are stronger and quick to put out leaves. I believe the extra money spent is worth it to get quality fruit trees. If you are considering buying a fruit tree buy it from FGT. You will be delighted with your purchase.
It takes time but we'll worth it.
Tree was damaged a little during shipping and didn't grow much at all after transplanting the first year. This spring pruned back a bit and has shown amazing growth since then. Vary happy with tree and looking forward to fruit!
Planting & Care
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.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
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.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of April 29th|
|Zones 5||Week of April 14th|
|Zones 6||Week of April 7th|
|Zones 11||Ships Now!|