|This plant will ship Mid Fall 2014|
This is an early ripening version of the world famous Elberta peach. It's rich, sweet, yellow flesh and golden yellow blushed red skin make the Early Elberta the best there is. This large peach ripens in early July, and requires 750 chill hours. The peach is the most adaptable of all fruit trees for home gardens. When planting, they should be spaced to allow a spread of 20 to 25 feet. At 3 or 4 years of age they begin to bear large crops and reach peak productivity at 8 to 12 years. Peaches need clear, hot weather during their growing season and require well-drained soil as well as a regular fertilizing program. They also require heavier pruning than any other fruit trees to maintain size and encourage new growth. Most peach varieties are self fertile, not requiring a second tree. Cannot tolerate extreme winter cold or late frost. Peach leaf curl, brown rot, peach scab and peach tree borer can be a problem.
Mature Height 15-30 ft
Mature Width 15-30 ft