Elberta Peach

Elberta is prized for its rich flavor and juicy flesh. The yellow freestone flesh is smooth when firm and remains full flavored until soft ripe with juice running down your arm. A very beautiful spring bloomer, the Elberta can be used as a great background accent tree giving one both beautiful and productive. The Juicy, bright yellow flesh is great for eating fresh, freezing and canning.

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USDA ZONES: 5-9 Outdoors
 
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Elberta Peach is self-fertile, but the fruit crop will be larger if the tree is planted with a second tree.

Description

Prunus persica 'Elberta'

Elberta is prized for its rich flavor and juicy flesh. The yellow freestone flesh is smooth when firm and remains full flavored until soft ripe with juice running down your arm. Elberta originated in Marshallville, Georgia in 1870 and along with the Belle of Georgia white peach, are noted as the original Georgia Peaches. Still the standard that all other peaches are judged, the Elberta has remained one of the most popular home grown peach varieties for well over 100 years. Widely adapted to many climate zones and a dependable producer, it is the first choice for mid season peaches A very beautiful spring bloomer, the Elberta can be used as a great background accent tree giving one both beautiful and productive. The Juicy, bright yellow flesh is great for eating fresh, freezing and canning.

Characteristics
Fruit Color:
Yellow
Ripens:
July - August
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
regular water
Soil Type:
well-draining
Soil pH Level:
pH of 6.5
Tree Size:

25' height with 20' spread if left unpruned. Can be held to below 10 feet with summer pruning.

Years to Bear:
3
Pollination:
Self Pollinating
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
to 25° F
Primary USDA Zone Range:
5 - 9
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
N/A
Chill Hours:
500 - 800
Size & Spacing

25' height with 20' spread if left unpruned. Can be held to below 10 feet with summer pruning.

Plant 6 to 8 foot on center

Planting & Care

Peaches prefer well drained soil. if poor drainage is suspected consider planting in a raised bed or mound. Mound 18 to 24 inches high and 3 to 4 feet wide. Plant directly into the mound. Raised bed made out of wood, block, rock and other materials 18 to 24 inches high and 3 to 4 foot square. Plant directly into the raised bed. Mulching helps retain moisture and stabilize the soil in the mound and helps to avoid settling or or washing away. Mulch also helps to maintain soil temperature in the heat of the summer. Peaches grow best in full sun in a location where cold air or frost will not settle. Water regularly, at least weekly, during the first year. Keep the soil evenly moist, but not wet. Peach trees are very productive, and will grow to 25' tall if left unpruned. Keep your fruit trees below 10 feet for easy care.

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