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Reliance Peach Tree Prunus persica 'Reliance'

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Product Details

Mature Height: 8-10 ft.
Mature Width: 8-10 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Growth Rate: Fast
Harvest Time: August
Botanical Name: Prunus persica 'Reliance'
Does Not Ship To: AZ, AR, 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℉)

Product Description

Reliable Harvests, Even in the Coldest Regions

Why Reliance Peach Trees?

You’ll get healthy harvests of peaches, even in the coldest parts of the country. Because the Reliance Peach Tree is the cold hardiest variety on the market, you can feel confident knowing that an early or particularly cold winter for your region won't harm your sturdy cultivar.

After all, it's called Reliance Peach for a reason. The tolerance, durability and reliability of this tree is second to none, especially since you get a harvest of 15 to 30 lbs. each year in almost any weather. Plus, the fruit you’ll get is absolutely delicious.

Some peaches are overly tart, but Reliance Peaches are sweet and mild without being overpowering. And they boast the firm texture expected of a perfect peach. They’re freestone too, which means you can easily remove the stone inside without effort.

Why is Better

Since our Reliance is a dwarf variety, it fits perfectly in your landscape. And a late harvest means you can welcome in autumn with sweet, summery peaches that you picked in August. But the best part is that the extra work we do at our nursery makes it an ideal starter tree, easy to maintain as it grows. We closely monitor and care for our Reliance Peach Trees so that they’re ready to acclimate to your garden right away and produce fruit several years sooner than other varieties.

Feel the pride and joy of growing your very own peaches. It doesn't matter if you're in the East or West, or somewhere in between – you can grow a Reliance Peach Tree and enjoy your own harvest of sweet, juicy peaches within as little as two years. Order yours today!

Pollination Info

Reliance Peach Tree Pollination

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

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Plant your Reliance in well-drained soil and in a full sun area (receiving at least 6-8 hours of sunlight a day). Be sure to protect 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. Water the planting site and mulch to help retain moisture in the soil.

2. Watering: Keep the soil around your Reliance 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: Your Reliance 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 $15 $11.95
$15.00-$23.99 $13.95
$24.00-$39.99 $16.95
$40.00-$79.99 $19.95
$80.00-$98.99 $24.95
$99.00-$128.99 $29.95

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Angela H.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Awesome Tree

I ordered my tree in April 2021 and was surprised it had small peaches on it when it arrived. I planted it immediately and it yielded some beautiful sweet peaches by the end of June 2021. I will definitely recommend this company and I will order again. Reliance Peach Tree Review
United States United States
I recommend this product
Awesome little tree!

Last month I harvested 21 glorious peaches from this little tree. It did well. That was only after 1 year of being in the ground on my property. I did read in the description that it would bear fruit the first year. I was not totally sure that this would happen, but it did. What amazes me is that I did not do anything to it in the sense of fertilizers, and such. My wife and I are organic gardeners and do not use any chemicals. I planted it and crossed my fingers that it would survive. The only thing I did when I saw the peaches ripening, was that I created a cage using pvc pipes and netting, applied diatomaceous earth (crushed sea shells) wash on the trunk to prevent ants from visiting...that was it; and it worked perfectly. The only other thing I did was to connect it to the existing drip irrigation I have in place. The peaches were the sweetest...It made Paula Deen's Peach Cobbler outstanding. The peach crisp was also delish!! Reliance Peach Tree Reliance Peach Tree Review
Robin H.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Reliance peach trees

Very fast service, I bought the same type of trees from a very popular company and the trees arrived very late and the top1/4 of the trees were dead. The trees I got from you were very healthy, packages so much better, and very fast service, I just love them. Thank you so much!!!!

United States United States
I recommend this product
Beautiful trees

The trees arrived beautiful and healthy, got them planted right away and they still look great with great new growth. Can't wait to be able to harvest them!!

Ann M.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Most trees you buy by mail are twigs... This tree was a TREE! Beautiful.. very pleased. It came well packaged, ready to plant.