About the Elberta Peach Tree

The Elberta peach is the favorite peach tree for home gardeners in the United States! It originated in Marshallville, Georgia, in 1870, where it was grown by Samuel H. Rumph, who named the variety after his wife, Clara Elberta Moore.

This variety of tree is famed for producing large quantities of excellent fruit for canning. The juicy, yellow flesh is great for eating fresh, as well as canning and freezing. It is a freestone peach (also known as a melting peach), meaning that the flesh separates easily from the peach pit and softens as it ripens.

In the spring, the tree blooms with stunning pink blossoms. It is self-pollinating, but adding another peach tree nearby may increase the size of your crop.

Enjoying the Fruit

These peaches are large and juicy! They are wonderful to eat fresh and are perfect for home preservation. Enjoy peach pies, cobbler, ice cream, and more.

Peaches are a great source of fiber and vitamin C. They also contain vitamin A and beta-Carotene.

Growing the Elberta Peach Tree

These fruit trees need full sun and well drained soil. To produce the best fruit, peach trees should be pruned, and fruit should be thinned. For more information, please see our growing guide.

Buy an Elberta peach tree to enjoy its bounty of yellow, juicy fruit that is perfect for eating fresh, baking, and preserving!

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Bloom Color Pink
Chill Hours 800
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Ripens/Harvest September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 4
Zone Range 5 - 8

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 12 - 15' tall x 12 - 15' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 12 - 15' apart to ensure room for growth.

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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 compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


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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