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A popular, all-purpose peach! Developed by master plant breeder Luther Burbank, this variety is a peach-lover’s dream. Tree adds beauty to your landscape with clouds of fragrant, deep-pink blossoms in spring. In summer, fruit develops with a bright-red skin and sweet, golden-yellow flesh. Features the smallest pit-to-fruit ratio of any peach we offer. Developed in Santa Rosa, California, introduced in 1930s. Heat-tolerant. Freestone. Ripens in late July. Self-pollinating.


Bloom Color Pink
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Late July
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet
Texture Smooth, Juicy
Years to Bear 2 - 4
Zone Range 5 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 9
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

The mature size of this variety depends on the version you choose to plant:
Standard 12 - 15' Tall X 12 - 15' Wide
Dwarf 8 - 10' Tall X 8 - 10' Wide

Recommended Spacing

The space needed for this variety to grow depends on the size you plant:
Standard 12 - 15'
Dwarf 8 - 10'


This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow peach trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

Estimated Delivery Date

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Our Promise of Satisfaction

1 Year Warranty

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
I want my family to walk through our small personal orchard and eat right off the tree without any wax or pesticides.
LOPEZ L on Oct 23, 2019
After reading the description of this peach it sounded like a type of peach we would like.
Deborah A on May 19, 2019
I want my family to walk through our small personal orchard and eat right off the tree without any wax or pesticides.
LOPEZ L on Oct 23, 2019
Derrell V on Jul 26, 2019
After reading the description of this peach it sounded like a type of peach we would like.
Deborah A on May 19, 2019
good reviews
E O on May 16, 2019
If you are thinking of buying??? Do it! Stark trees are hands down, the best you will find.
Steven G on May 5, 2019
I've had one before, and have missed it ever since I had to move! It had the most wonderful peaches, and was easy to care for.
edie l on Apr 30, 2019
Because it was on sale and in my zone
Charles N on Apr 30, 2019
go by the review
Kim R on Apr 29, 2019
Besides liking peaches, hopeful will grow well in Southern Maine and produce sweet, juicy fruit... also like the helpful information Stark provides to assist with success, including new comers to gardening and growing fruit trees.
Linda D on Apr 19, 2019
I grew up on a peach orchard and this was one of my Dad's best producers. He bought all his trees from Stark Brothers back in the eighties.
George C on Apr 14, 2019
Have three other trees of this variety. Fantastic peaches!
Pamela T on Mar 17, 2019
Fantastic sweet taste
Lisa M on Mar 12, 2019
Starting a collection
kinney h on Mar 5, 2019
Sounds like a great peach
Gregg L on Mar 2, 2019
Had dealt with Stark Bros before and absolutly no problems
Butch on Feb 10, 2019
Self-pollinating....only have room for 1 peach tree.
Marilyn B on Feb 9, 2019
I bought one of these in 2011. Love to eat them fresh and canned. Buying this for my mother. Great flavor.
Michelle G on Feb 8, 2019
Charles P on Jan 9, 2019
Easy to reach fruit
Jovencio M on Dec 31, 2018
To replace a tree killed by wildlife. I have purchased many bare root trees from Stark's, and I have been very happy with the selection and the quality of trees. It seems the wildlife likes their trees too...
Brian J F on Nov 9, 2018
Parents had a peach tree growing up.
Vernita W on Nov 4, 2018
Heat tolerance
JAMES R W on Nov 3, 2018
Compact, products early, and self pollinating.
Terry V on Oct 26, 2018
Will grow in hot climate. Available for quick delivery.
KAREN M on Oct 25, 2018
This peach looked like it would do good in my state. My first tree. I will do my best to keep it alive.
Celeta H on Oct 17, 2018
We already have one and love this tree
Deborah s on Oct 10, 2018
Always liked the elberta variety.
JAMES A on Sep 18, 2018
I love Elberta peaches and wanted my granddaughter to have the same experience.
Barbara B on Sep 2, 2018
We have two of these trees and MANY people have said these are the best tasting peaches they have ever tasted. My parents love them so much we are buying trees for them for a gift. Our trees are 9 years old and have had peaches the last several years, but this year, we had an abundant crop, with plenty to eat, share, make jam, can and freeze. Very happy we chose this tree years ago!
KERI T on Sep 2, 2018
Sounds like another nice peach. I'd like a couple trees to grace my side yard and provide some shade in July and August. If i can reach for a peach at the same time, so much the better.
Diane P on Aug 23, 2018
I bought it for my husband for our 4th year anniversary (the fruit and flowers year) He loves peaches and these are supposed to ripen during the same time of the year as our anniversary.
Ellen T on Jun 24, 2018
Had one of this variety once before. Delicious, juicy fruit.
PAULA B on Jun 19, 2018
According to the information on the website, this tree will grow and produce in my climate. Also, the reviews were good.
KATHY M on Jun 13, 2018
Best peach tree ever, good amount of large free stone peaches with great flavor, much less leafs yellowing and dropping off tree than other peach trees in my yard. Have grown this variety for 20 years and not been disappointed
JAMES N on May 23, 2018
Just adding to yard shrubbery, peach tree sounded interesting. Plan to plant near property line to share with neighbor.
Stephen C on May 18, 2018
I want to grow peaches and this is rated for my area. Looking forward to some peach pie and jam.
William M on May 12, 2018
I bought one of these in 2014 and it produce great peaches and was a vigorous grower
STEPHAN M on May 11, 2018
Have had good luck with this
Tamara M on May 11, 2018
This Peach is one of my favorite eating peaches
Carl M on May 10, 2018
Mother used Elberta peaches during my childhood in the 1940's. Looking forward to picking my own fresh Elberta peaches.
Jean C C on May 4, 2018
Heat tolerant. Had this one at previous house and it did well.
Carl F on Apr 9, 2018
Well rated, tasty and functional, fresh, frozen, baked or canned. Sturdy and easy to grow where I live.
Leslie K on Oct 9, 2017
heat resistant, heritage, sweet flavorful fruit
Arlynn H on Oct 13, 2016
They are the best peach's I have ever tasted, creamy , juicy, and sweet.
Jeff H on Oct 11, 2016
My Contender Peach tree did so well that I thought I would try another variety to compare them. If it does as well as the other one it may well keep me out of trouble doing the preparing and freezing. Yum.
MARGARET L F on Sep 19, 2016
My husband prefers a yellow meat peach and I don't think anyone can go wrong with an Elberta freestone.
Noel P on Sep 18, 2016
I planted on of these trees 15 years ago and it produced very good old fashioned peaches. I am planting a new one as the old one is past it's prime and is starting to fade.
Anthony G on May 21, 2016
Always wanted a peach tree read the reviews on this one and thought I would give it a try
Patrick W on May 14, 2016
Hopefully, I will get great peaches in July from this tree and more in September with my dwarf Elberta!
Paul W on May 10, 2016
This is a great peach- sweet and juicy.
Deborah F on May 6, 2016
Derrell V on Jul 26, 2019
good reviews
E O on May 16, 2019
Can I plant this dwarf tree in big pot?
Deanna A on Mar 4, 2018
What is the chill hours requirement for this peach tree?
Juan C on Jan 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! Burbank July Elberta Peach requires 800 chill hours.
Has it been your experience that this type of peach keep it's flavor well when canned? How does it compare in taste to Redhaven, Sunhaven, Sentry, or Delicious varieties (in taste)?
Karen H on Mar 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: My peach pies have a wonderful freshness and flavor. I haven't bought store made peach pies in forty years. Every year I wait for the worlds best tasting peach from trees that Stark Bros raises.
What is a bare-root tree?
Brenda S on Mar 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: A bare-root tree is dormant and shipped in moist packaging, without soil. When planted properly, a bare-root tree will "wake up" out of dormancy and begin sprouting new leaves within 3 weeks or so.
When should my tree produce fruit, purchased 11/2016?
LorRae M on May 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You must prune your trees annually in order for them to produce fruit. The best time to prune would be late fall or winter depending on your growing area.
Live in Sierra foothills, previous gold mining, have Acidic well water. How well will the Burbank July Elbert peach tree grow, any advice on other possible fruits to grow? (Wild blackberries are everywhere, anything else?)
Sam H on Nov 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We recommend a soil test to check for both pH and nutrient levels before you plant anything. Also check the pH of your well water so you know how it will affect the tree down the road. Peaches don't like acidic soil (they prefer a pH of about 6.5). You can amend you soild properly once you know what you're dealing with. Raspberries and blackberries like slightly acidic soil; blueberries like very acidic soil, as do azaleas, camellias and hydrangeas.
what is the bloom period?
none123 on Jul 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: As best as we remember it bloomed in late March or early April. We live in the Phoenix area, it is very warm and this was the tree's first spring. Just five or six blooms, two set fruit and they are still hanging on in 110 degree weather. We put up a sun shade to help it endure.
How tall are trees when shipped?
Bonnie on Sep 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This tree ships at 3-4' tall.
what size is the tree I will get?
Patricia M on Aug 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This is a standard tree. It will reach a mature height of 12-15', which is really closer to a semi-dwarf size but is natural for a peach tree.
Root stock is compatable to what type soil?
Norman S on Jul 29, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This tree prefers loamy soil.
In my area peaches normally only give a half inch of flesh over the pit how can I grow a bigger peach in zone 9a?
Wade B on Mar 29, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It's a little harder to grow peaches in your zone, though this is a good variety to try. Make sure your soil pH is right around 6.5 and that a soil test is showing that you have adequate phosphorus levels - that is what forms the fruit and determines its quality. Also check for micronutrients, as the soil may be sandy where you are. Add a lot of organic matter to the soil and make sure you mulch with an organic material like shredded bark.
What are the chilling hours on the Burbank peaches?
Kevin W on Feb 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The chill hours for this peach are 800.
I’d like to espalier this tree and keep it quite short, like 4 feet tall. Is that possible?
Steph W on Jan 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You certainly can. Just be sure you choose the dwarf size.
Can I plant the seeds from the fruit?
Jim C on Dec 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi, Jim. You can certainly plant them, but you are not likely to get another Burbank July Elberta. Here's why: //
what rootstock do you use for dwarf peaches?
Steven on Oct 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for contacting us. We use peach redleaf seedlings for our dwarf peach rootstock.
Live in Buckeye AZ, when is the best time to plant? Will tree loose leaves in winter or summer months? And when should harvest be?
C C on Sep 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Because weather and soil conditions vary so much from year to year and even within your zone, it's best to think of your planting time as a range of favorable conditions instead of an exact time.

You can plant new plants and trees: 1) when the ground is not frozen, 2) when daytime temperatures are above freezing (32ºF) and below 90ºF, and 3) when extreme weather (blizzard, hail, torrential rain, etc.) is not in the forecast. Be sure to keep plants watered if you're transplanting in warm and/or dry weather.

It is suited for your growing zone as a deciduous tree and should be ready for harvest in late June/early July. It should drop leaves in the fall/winter.
What size is the rootbal when it arrives? I want to prepare a hole for planting during the shipping time
Tyler J on Jul 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: These trees arrive in EZ Start pots, which are either 4x4x10 or 5x5x12, depending upon the size you choose. You should dig a hole 2' wide and deep to plant your tree and amend the soil with coco-fiber if you have heavy soil. Here is a link to our video that shows you exactly how to plant an EZ Start tree: //
How many chill hours does this tree need?
J H on May 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This peach requires 800 chill hours.
I have written a review for this tree in the past and I wanted to give a 2 year update? This tree is an extremely prolific grower. I ordered the standard supreme and this tree has grown faster than any tree I have ever ordered from stark bros. I planted it two springs ago and it is loaded with peaches this year. I highly recommend this tree! I am located in Northeast NJ.
Ray E from NJ on May 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your hearty recommendation! This is trie-and-true variety that has served many gardeners well for a very long time.
Is the Burbank™ July Elberta Peach a dwarf tree? I did not see it in the description.
Larry342516 on May 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The one I bought in 2016 was a dwarf and is doing real well
If this is planted within a few feet of my driveway will the root system harm my cement?
Chaly J on May 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: That will depend upon the size of the tree you're intending to plant. Putting any tree within 3 feet of a driveway has the potential not only to damage the driveway, but damage the tree. It will also create an obstacle in your driveway, vis-a-vis the branch overhang. A dwarf tree should be planted no closer than 6'; a semi-dwarf 8' and a standard size tree no closer than 12'.
On a supreme dwarf peach,how much growth can I expect in the first year?
Scott R on Nov 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Of course, much depends upon the weather conditions, soil type, available nutrients and water it receives, but it should grow at least 2' per year.
how do you train tree branches to be on fence?
Richard B on Oct 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You can espalier practically any fruit tree, including this tree. Espalier is an artistic pruning and training method that can be applied if you have the time and interest. Our detailed article can be found here:

Customer Reviews

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Excellent yellow peach!
I grow several varieties of stark bros peaches and this is one of my favorite yellow varieties. Good fresh, for baking, or frozen. Disease resistant and easy to grow.
February 21, 2016
over 4 years ago
Just Another Hit
Over the past forty years I have planted three Burbank Elberta Peach trees. I found them to be the best that money can buy. Self pollinating dwarf variety. Heavy yields of the most delicious peaches that you will ever eat. Tom Bialoglow, founding member of the "Original Duprees"
May 9, 2017
over 3 years ago
Quality Company, Quality Plants
Just received my tree and the roots are now soaking prior to planting. This is my second tree from Stark Bros. Previously I was a customer of Miller Nursery here in NY.
The tree arrived right on time as scheduled. Information and tracking of the package was perfect. I was glad to see that the tree was packaged really well and the roots kept damp with the shredded paper.
There is one review on this tree that the tree withered and died. I can tell you that if you follow the directions precisely as they are written and demonstrated here in video form, your tree will perform well.
I am going to review the tree again as its growing season matures this year. Would love to post a picture so maybe you can update your site to allow reviewers to showcase the success they have with your trees and plants.
Customer service is first rate. I did pay to receive a supreme tree and the difference from a standard is amazing. It is well worth the few dollars more.
Take the time to dig a good hole and prep it well, the tree will thank you for it. $50 tree needs a $100 hole!!
March 23, 2016
Heavenly Peach
Already an owner of this famed peach, I had to have more. When one walks through the orchard, the air is heady with these peaches just prior to picking!! Purchasing one of these, will be an enjoyable experience.
February 21, 2016
over 4 years ago
Peach Tree of My Youth
Growing up in Arizona, we would make a yearly journey to a peach orchard near us and pick the most amazing peaches - all of them Elberta's. I was so excited to see this tree for sale. I'm in the Philly area and it is the first full year for this tree in the ground and it is doing very well. Hardy, strong growth and I've had no problem with disease or pests. I allowed it to set one peach and although it was the size of a big golf ball, it was amazing - just the way I remembered peaches tasting! Looking forward to next year's crop!
August 15, 2016
over 5 years ago
First Peach
I planted this tree fall 2014 and harvested the one and only peach in August 2016. The peach smelled good and tasted good but I would not say that it was remarkable. The fruit may taste better next year, I am eagerly awaiting the 2017 harvest.
I am new to peach tree growing and believe that the tree has leaf curl. The leaves are presently curled and turning yellow with red spots. I believe the treatment calls for spraying copper sulfate while the tree is dormant to correct this issue. I am enjoying taking care of the tree and learning about peaches!
September 7, 2016
over 4 years ago
Tennessee Peaches
Love my Burbank July Elberta Peach trees! Bought 5 on sale in January 2015 and didn't think they were growing very well, but boy was I wrong! By spring of 2016 they began to flourish and we actually had some with a peach or two. I have several peach and apple trees that I have purchased from Starks and I wouldn't get them from anyone else! Thank you Stark Bro.
August 7, 2016
over 4 years ago
Great tree, mixed container experience for me so far!
I got the dwarf version over a year ago and I'm growing it in a 10-gallon pot. I should have upgraded the tree to at least a 15-gallon pot, but I grow it on our teensy patio so space is limited. I also feel like I missed the best window to do it before the weather warmed.

First off, I'm growing in NYC, on the patio of our fourth-floor apartment that gets about 6-7 hours of full sun. In early spring it put out a few branches and a bunch of leaves. When the weather cooled a few months later, the leaves were tired enough that a very windy storm blew most of them off while they were still green. (It was torture to watch!)

I left the tree outside throughout the winter, and then on an *incredibly* warm day in early March, it sprung back to life. Baby leaves and blooms GALORE. It's a gorgeous tree, probably another foot taller now with several more main branches. About 60-70 peaches started to form across 10-15 branches that were between 2-3 feet long each. It was a lot of progress from a bare, pruned tree that we got one year earlier.

After that uncommonly warm day, things swung back down below freezing. I made a decision to take the tree inside since the buds were so young and I didn't want to lose everything. The tree generally did well inside, until a 2-day period where our radiators dumped non-stop heat into the apartment so it was nearly 85+ degrees inside. I think that hurt the tree and dried out the soil, so before I was able to do anything, the baby peaches weakened and fell off.

It also decimated the leaves on one of its furthest-reaching branches (still bare today), and set leaf growth back across the whole tree. It's mostly recovered now and the leaves are BEAUTIFUL, but we did lose every last peach. It may have been too young & small anyway to bear a successful crop of peaches on that scale, and/or I may need to upgrade the container for next season.

Anyway, it has been an interesting if peachless experience so far, and the service from Stark Bros has been fantastic!
May 9, 2017
over 3 years ago
Fast growing and super hearty :)
I planted on of these trees this spring in Northern Eastern NJ. This tree has grown like no tree I have ever planted. It went from one 4’-5’ shaft this spring to a thick tree that has 3 limbs that are 8 feet tall and a couple that are 5-7 feet tall. The stump went from 5/8” to 1.5" thick in one growing season. I have also observed extremely strong root growth. I am very happy to say that I am going to need to do some major pruning this winter. I’m curious to see if I get peaches next year. I also planted an early white giant this fall so I am hoping to get good cross pollination between the two. Have a blessed Christmas :)
December 14, 2016
My Tree Feels Fine
I planted the bare root tree last fall and it is starting to grow its first green leaves. I hope it continues to grow.
March 12, 2016
over 4 years ago