Burbank™ July Elberta Peach

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Description

A Stark Bro's Exclusive!

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.

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Characteristics

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'

Pollination

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.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
To add diversity to my order
Stephanie D on Feb 19, 2021
Ordered last year but did not receive.
Thomas T on Jan 28, 2021
To add diversity to my order
Stephanie D on Feb 19, 2021
Love theses brands
Always buy them retail!
Excited to have my own trees
Have special raised gardens
Which they will grave
Sharee S on Feb 1, 2021
Ordered last year but did not receive.
Thomas T on Jan 28, 2021
Love peaches. Says it???s easy to grow.
Ron on Jan 24, 2021
I have an "Early Elberta" that performs well and has delicious fruit. I'd like more.
Kimberly M on Jan 22, 2021
Large fruit size, sweet and juicy taste, bears in 2-4 years. Self-pollinatoing. Good for fresh-eating, freezing and canning.
Margo S on Jan 19, 2021
Because they produce in August, I enjoy for a longer period with my regular Elberta..
Twice the pleasure.
JAMES C on Dec 30, 2020
Peaches are a favorite of mine and needed one that was easy to grow in my zone. I had a peach tree before and they were so sweet.
Renee M on Dec 7, 2020
positive ratings!
Meghan P on Jun 9, 2020
A good rating
Jonathan O on May 11, 2020
Wife loves peaches
charles c on May 10, 2020
The xl tree was offered at very good price.
Kimberly K on Apr 26, 2020
It has good reviews as your special type peach
Jamie N on Apr 25, 2020
I was told this type would grow best in Spfd Or by the OSU experts
Ashlea L on Apr 25, 2020
I love Elberta Peaches
Frances F on Apr 21, 2020
My father-in-law loves peaches.
Dustin H on Apr 19, 2020
mother like elberta peach from her child hood she is 88 year old
Judy C on Apr 19, 2020
This is a wonderful delicious peach. I remember eating these at my grandparents and having homemade peach ice cream for my birthday.
Deborah M on Apr 19, 2020
Mouth watering delicious
Judy B on Apr 17, 2020
I lost two peach trees last summer due to unusually rainy weather. These trees are XL standard and should get started fast. The reviews are excellent. I bought one for my dad a two years ago and it is growing extremely well with a pretty full spread of blossoms this spring.
Eric K on Apr 17, 2020
The 2 peach trees I have only produce a few peaches each, around 5 or 6. They are getting old and I will eventually cut them down
Kathy on Apr 17, 2020
because you didn't have red haven and I have grown elberts before
MARIA P on Apr 6, 2020
Same as above
Waaldemar K on Apr 4, 2020
Based on position and reviews
Mark S on Apr 3, 2020
Zone compatibility
Philip F on Apr 2, 2020
I chose this peach because it is a sweet fruit and a self pollinating plant.
Ann K on Apr 2, 2020
Early maturity
Jeffory C on Apr 1, 2020
I like this variety for early ripening in our microclimate
ANTHONY J on Mar 31, 2020
Love peaches
Ace on Mar 23, 2020
Flavor is very good and the early ripening in mid summer is a plus
Gay F on Mar 21, 2020
Common in my area
Alyssa B on Mar 21, 2020
I like a peach now and again
NATHAN M on Mar 18, 2020
Sounded good
Brian S on Mar 16, 2020
replacing dead tree
John C F on Mar 16, 2020
I have several of these trees. They are fine producing trees!
Michael R on Mar 12, 2020
A good reliable variety with a ripening time that fits a gap between other varieties I have.
G D on Mar 4, 2020
A good peach tree that produces high quality fruit
JAMES F on Mar 3, 2020
Peaches that grow in my region
Travis N on Feb 28, 2020
Love peaches wanted to grow my own
Craig D on Feb 23, 2020
Wanted a couple different peach
Kathleen W on Feb 22, 2020
Flood damage to my other Elberta's
Howard R on Feb 17, 2020
Works well in my planting zone.
Leslie C on Feb 6, 2020
Love peaches & self pollinating
DWIGHT C on Jan 21, 2020
a proven producer
John n on Jan 13, 2020
Blooms early.
Joel M on Jan 6, 2020
Love my peach trees and wanted to add to my collection.
MIKE R on Dec 14, 2019
Love this peach!
JAMES M on Nov 10, 2019
Fruit is huge, juicy and delicious.
Karen D on Nov 1, 2019
I have a late Elberta Peach and I needed another one for a pollination but my room was limited so I chose a dwarf tree
Merik E on Oct 26, 2019
I love an Elberta peach, so the early fruit of this tree will be great with my later producing tree.
Joe H on Oct 24, 2019
Love theses brands
Always buy them retail!
Excited to have my own trees
Have special raised gardens
Which they will grave
Sharee S on Feb 1, 2021
Love peaches. Says it???s easy to grow.
Ron on Jan 24, 2021
Can I plant this dwarf tree in big pot?
Deanna A on Mar 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It depends on the depth of the pot, you will need a minimum of 18". My Burbank Elberta has been in a 30 gallon pot for 4 years and is doing just fine. Potting will however reduce the yield of productively.
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: It compares well with all of them it keeps its flavor when canned. Its a great all around peach.
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.
I planted this tree last year and I had a lot of blooms this year and looks like I have peaches already. Do you think they will just fall off?
Lori E on Apr 14, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Anytime you are dealing with Mother Nature and trying to grow or raise something, you are dealing with a multiplicity of variables. Temperatures, pollination, winds, the health of the tree water, fertilizer, etc. Not all blooms transpire into fruit and all of them will fall off. Even when it appears there are lots of small peaches, they can and do drop off after a short time. What is left will hopefully develop into a full-sized peach and then, there may be too many and they will have to be thinned to ensure the size
When is the month to plate this tree?
Gary H on Nov 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I think it depends on where you live. We live in the high desert country
of southern Idaho and our fall times are very unpredictable. Spring isn't much better but we can usually depend on April and that works for us. When we owned fruit ranches in Washington, we planted during April because of our work schedule. Hope this helps.
Is this peach stone free?
Poppa on Jun 8, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I'm not sure if any peach is stone free. I bought my Burbank July Elberta Peach tree in 2018. The tree is about 3ft tall now and has 2 peaches growing on it. They are about an inch in diameter and not ripe. I'm amazed the tree is producing this early. I bought another peach tree from Stark Bros which took 4 years to begin producing fruit.
Can a standard Burbank Elberta peach be kept pruned to 6-7 feet tall?
Dave K on May 11, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I kept my last try at about 7 feet for over 15 years. You just have to take the time to prune correctly and keep the tree growing healthy and open.
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.
Do you sell dwarf Alberta peach trees?
Marilyn B on May 25, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. We do not have a guaranteed ETA on when more will become available. We are very sorry for this inconvenience and completely understand your disappointment. Rest assured, that if you sign up for a notification, you'll be one of the first to be notified when it becomes available again.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us, remember that we're here for you. Have a great day!

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Can I plant an Elberta peach tree in a container?
Jo M on Apr 25, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I would think so. It would likely do better than mine has. I hope that you buy it and grow it in your container. Let me know how it works for you.
When does this tree typically come out of dormancy? I???m in zone 9a
Katie P on Apr 6, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I live in Maine, so zone or two north from you. Usually this peach will bloom sometime in May. Enter an answer to this question.
Do you have a wait lust for the dwarf peach?
Barbara L on Mar 20, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Stark does not have formal wait lists per se, but they do in reality because their customer service is really horrible. What will happen is they will notify you when it is too late to order from a mother nurseryman and tell you the item you ordered is out of stock. This has happened to me more times with Stark than I have fingers. Save yourself the trouble and order from Raintree Nursery. Their stock is of higher quality and their service is far superior.
Is it to late to plant peach trees in robeson co?
Purdie C on Feb 16, 2020
BEST ANSWER: It's never too late to plant a tree. Probably put in ground in Spring at this point.. BUT.. Pease Please Please don't buy from Stark Bros. They used to be a fantastic company but their plant quality and customer service has really gone down hill in the past few years. You will have much better success with RainTree Nursery. Good luck!
how do you keep birds and deer from eating peaches?
Cindy J on Jan 26, 2020
BEST ANSWER: In our small home orchard, we found that the only partially effective way to control birs is netting but it was very inconvenient and we only tried it for one season. We now just share. Frustrating. We have a lot of deer in our rural area our neighbors have found the only effective control is an 8 foot fence. We and one other grower have dogs that stay up all night barking at coyotes and other night critters and the deer have left us alone except for one small incursion in about 12 years. Takes some getting used to and our nearest neighbor lives several miles away and they hav barking dogs too so we don't have any complaints. This is much of an answer but its the truth of our experience.. Sorry.
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.
Are July Elberta peach trees cold resistant in zone 7? should they be covered in winter?
Cindy S on Apr 8, 2021
BEST ANSWER: This variety isn't considered cold hardy but will tolerate freezing temperatures. It requires 800-950 chilling hours. If the tree falls dormant there is no need for covering as it doesn't have buds or leaves. However if it begins to wake up and put on leaves I would cover this at night or until temperatures are above the freezing mark so the buds are not damaged.
Is this variety disease resistant?
Brigid R. on Mar 25, 2021
BEST ANSWER: This doe snot look like a variety that is on our disease resistant list at this time.
Do I need to buy more than one?
Wayland G on Feb 21, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Peaches are self pollinating and do not require another variety to bear fruit. However planting a second variety will increase your crop yield.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Do you have- or will you have- dwarf peach trees available to order this year? I can???t seem to find them.
Carl W on Feb 14, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. We are very sorry for the inconvenience but we will not have any dwarf peaches this year along with very few, if any, dwarf trees. Dwarf peach rootstock has been very hard to come by the last few years. We are hoping to secure some for the future.
Is the redhaven peach a good companion for the july elberta ?
Michele M on Feb 6, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Peaches are self pollinating and do not require another variety to bear fruit. However planting a second variety will increase your crop yield. So these two will work together.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
what is your best peach for areas with late frost?
jerry b on Jan 27, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. For late frost I would recommend the Cresthaven, Redhaven or the Intrepid variety. I am including a link for you to view. https://www.starkbros.com/search?q=late+frost+peach

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
What are leaf curl resistant Peach varieties for zone 8?
Belinda M on Jan 26, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. We have several varieties that are resistant. I have included the link for you to view. Please make sure to put in your zip code to determine if this is a variety that will thrive in your zone.

https://www.starkbros.com/search?q=disease+resistant+peach

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
How soon will a bare root tree bare fruit?
Grammie64 on Jan 25, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. You can find the years-to-bear information in the Characteristics section, near the top of the page, underneath the description. This tree takes 2-4 years to bear.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Why don't you still carry the miniature peach with full sized fruit? I left at my last home. So very sad. This was perfect for our family. It would work for small yards, wheel chair folks, and small children. Easy to pick. I miss this tree so very much.
Melinda on Dec 11, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We are no longer offering this product; we keep the information on the website for the benefit of customers who have purchased it in the past. We usually discontinue a variety because we've discovered another variety that produces better fruit, is more disease resistant, cold-hardy, etc.

If you would like assistance in finding something similar, please contact our Customer Support Team at 800.325.4180 and we would be happy to help.
What is the spacing on fruit trees?l
Frank on Jul 1, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. If you are planting dwarfs they need to be 8-10 feet apart, Semi-dwarf need to be planted 12-15 feet apart and standard trees need to be planted 15-20 feet apart.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
can i be notified when a product becomes available?
diogee on May 19, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. We do not have a guaranteed ETA on when more will become available. We are very sorry for this inconvenience and completely understand your disappointment. Rest assured, that if you sign up for a notification, you'll be one of the first to be notified when it becomes available again.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us, remember that we're here for you. Have a great day!

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What Diseases afflict this tree?
Karoline S on May 15, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I had what I believe was "peach scab" last year. However, the peaches were still edible and delicious. It was the first year I had a crop on the 3 year old tree.
What would be a good cross pollinator for the Burbank July
Elberta peach? Something delicious, of course. I'm in Zone 8a (Charlotte)
Liz K on May 14, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Peaches are self pollinating and do not require another tree to bear fruit. We do recommend planting more than 1 variety for larger crop yields. Personal favorite is
the Desertgold peach.
If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!

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
Purchased
over 5 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
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
Purchased
over 5 years ago
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
Purchased
over 5 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
Purchased
over 6 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
Purchased
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
Purchased
over 6 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
Purchased
over 5 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
Excellent Peach, Great Flavor and Texture and Sweet
I ordered the 3-4 foot bare root size last year and planted it in a pot on our roof top deck. This year it has already bore a bounty of beautiful, sweet and delicious peaches. Great for eating right off the tree. I’ve also made cobbler and just finished making peach jam. Excellent!
August 6, 2019