The sweet Southern taste of fresh peaches can be a reality, even in a northern garden. Contender Peach is cold hardy, and the beautiful blooms can tolerate spring frosts better, so you're much more likely to get peaches than when the average peach blossom gets hit with a surprise cold spell. These freestone peaches are delicious too. Extra juicy with melting yellow fruit, delicious for eating fresh and in a cobbler. Also, as this is part of the Reachables® line, harvest time doesn't have to be a hassle. With a more modest height, the average person can harvest the majority of the peaches without having to pull out the ladder. This variety is self-pollinating, so if your garden is small, you won't have to worry about adding multiple peach trees in to get fruit. Prunus persica 'Contender'
Prunus persica 'Contender'
Form:Fruit, Fruit Tree, Peach, Standard Peach, Reachables Peach
Sun Exposure:Full Sun
Height/Habit:18 - 20 feet
Spread:15 - 20 feet
Spacing:15 - 20 feet
Flowering Date:Mid spring.
Planting Instructions:Locate the planting depth indicator, the marked line above the tree's root system. The graft should be about 2 inches above the soil surface.
Flower Form:Single petals, bowl-shaped flowers.
Foliage Type:Narrowly elliptic, glossy mid-green leaves, up to 6".
Pruning:Second and third year pruning determines shape and prevents development of bad crotches. Pruning of fruit trees is best done during the dormant period. Summer pruning, except for the removal of water sprouts or "suckers", tends to weaken the trees. The first year the height of the lowest branches sh
Additional Information:Hardiness equals Reliance plus the variety blooms late. Marvelously melting sweet yellow flesh. Extremely juicy. This is the pick for fresh eating quality and crops year after year. High tolerance to late Spring frosts. Great for canning, fresh eating.
Restricted States:AE AK CA CO GU HI ID OR PR WA
When will my order ship?
Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below: