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A famed peach for canning. Tree bears crops of large, attractive yellow fruit with a splash of crimson. Juicy, evenly yellow flesh is great for fresh-eating as well as freezing and canning for extended enjoyment. Originates from Marshallville, Georgia in 1870. Freestone. Ripens in September. Self-pollinating.


Bloom Color Pink
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, Juicy
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 4
Zone Range 5 - 8

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 compatability range of this variety before ordering.

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.

Recommended Pollinators

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
It ripens in September
NANCY P on May 12, 2019
long time best canner
Bob C on Apr 16, 2019
It ripens in September
NANCY P on May 12, 2019
It was my mom's favorite peach to can when I was growing up.
Joyce S on Apr 27, 2019
long time best canner
Bob C on Apr 16, 2019
I love elberta peaches. The flesh is so smooth and juicy. Never mealy. I have another tree and I want more peaches.
Anna G on Apr 2, 2019
Tasty peach.
Niki M on Mar 22, 2019
We like peaches it???s freestone size we wanted
Nancy K on Mar 14, 2019
I have the greatest supervisor ever and she bakes me the most amazing cookies. When she isn???t working hard as a supervisor she also owns a bakery and makes pies, cakes, & cookies. She had a peach tree before and it died. I bought her this as a surprise for just being an awesome person :-)
Holly H on Mar 13, 2019
Because I think it is the best canning and freezing peach I have ever used
Gwen J on Feb 25, 2019
Elbertas are always good.
JAMES A on Sep 18, 2018
Picked because of recommendation from sister that has a lot of experience with fruit trees
Jan S on Feb 8, 2018
Historically, one of the best peaches for all around taste and sweetness and it's freestone.
Paul W on May 10, 2016
It was my mom's favorite peach to can when I was growing up.
Joyce S on Apr 27, 2019
I love elberta peaches. The flesh is so smooth and juicy. Never mealy. I have another tree and I want more peaches.
Anna G on Apr 2, 2019
what is the size of Elberta peaches?
fruit man on Apr 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Usually between 2-3" in diameter, depending upon the sun, rain and fertilizer the tree receives.
How big are the trees when shipped?
Reine S on Nov 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: That will depend upon which option you choose. Please see the "Choose an option" dropdown menu near the top of the page, which will show you the various sizes/options that are available.
are all elbertas the same? trying to buy one we had one years ago cant remember if it was elberta or early elberta it produced in aug, would that be an early elberta or elberta are these two the same?
mary m on Jun 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Elbertas are not all the same; there are about a dozen Elberta varieties. The Early Elberta would not ripen in August. Elberta Queen does. Burbank July Elberta ripens in July (of course!) and the regular Elberta ripens in late July early August, depending upon where you live.
Was the Alberta Peach named in honor of Elbert W Kirkpatrick, McKinney,
Gary G on Apr 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It's actually spelled "Elberta" and it was developed by Samuel Rumph, a great Georgia horticulturist. It was named after his wife's middle name, which was Clara Elberta Rumph.
Did Luther Burbank develop the Elberta Peach tree?
Gary G on Apr 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, Samuel Rumph did. Luther Burbank developed the Burbank??? July Elberta Peach, maybe that's what you're thinking of.

Customer Reviews

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First year 48 peaches.
I loved that we got fruit the first year and they tasted wonderful.
October 26, 2016
over 4 years ago
Looking good
These were the first I ordered from Stark brothers and I was surprised to basically just see a stick with some roots on it. Nevertheless, I followed the soaking instructions and planted them. It looked comical at first to see what looked like sticks in a circle of mulch, but VERY quickly the little sticks sprouted leaves and tiny branches. They are doing very well and I am looking forward to see how well they produce fruit in a few years.
June 11, 2016
over 2 years ago
This little peach tree has more than doubled in size since we put it in the ground last year. It did bloom its little heart out this year but I would not allow them to go to peaches. I wanted a stronger tree so I cut the blooms off this year.
May 31, 2016
over 3 years ago
Too soon to know.
My Elberta tree is just one year old. It is still just a stick. It looked great last fall; small, but it had leaves.
This spring it produced new leaves. But after a few weeks the leaves withered up and died. Those little branches have died. New leaves have since come on in different areas of the tree. I don't think the tree had too much or too little water. I hope it improves with time. I love Elberta peaches, but my little tree won't be producing for several years.
May 24, 2017
over 3 years ago
Elberta Peach
This tree has done very well from the start, and continues to grow well. It had several blossoms and even has produced 13 small peaches from them. I think all but four have since fallen off. I am leaving them on to see what happens, but I feel they will fall off as well. This is only the second spring for it as well, but it may have been "on the lot" longer than the other trees. LOL anyway it is doing great and likes it's spot and weather as well. Highly recommended.
May 10, 2016
over 4 years ago
doing well in 8b
The plant came well wrapped and in excellent condition. My plant is still a way from fruiting but is coming along nicely.
May 6, 2017
over 4 years ago
Did not survive.
Despite my best efforts last season, my tree did not survive. Sad....I was so looking forward to watching it grow. Maybe I'll have luck some other time. It was a hot summer, but I gave it very good care.
May 15, 2017
over 3 years ago
Tree died within 6 months. Bought the duces kit with the trees and did everything they said but tree died within 6 months
June 14, 2016
over 4 years ago
Response from Stark Bro's
Thank you for your feedback. I'm very sorry to hear about your tree. Please contact Customer Support at 800-325-4180 for replacement/refund information.
July 12, 2016
Brenda H Staff
Great Tree!
First time, I planted 3 Elberta trees in the spring time and they all died. I’m pretty sure it wasn’t Stark Bro’s fault because I think the trees were not water enough throughout the long hot summer season. However, I’m persistent and wanted to learn from my mistakes. I learned from other peach growers that for best results is to plant the young peach tree in the fall season. And so, I ordered 3 more Elberta trees and planted them in the fall season, and this made a world of difference for the young trees. I learned that during the winter, the young trees were not wasting energy growing leaves during the freezing winter. The trees were more focused on growing its roots in the ground which enabled the top part to grow very well the following spring & summer months. I was so impressed with the vigorous growth. My tree grew from a skinny little twig of 3-4 feet in height to a height of 12 feet in the first season! The trunk grew so thick(about 1.5 inches in diameter). In the first spring season, the trees produced very few flowers, and a late cold snap killed the flowers anyway. So no fruit. I live in middle Georgia (8b) with lots of acidic red clay soil (pH = 5.5). The soil was amended before planting the young trees. Now, this 2019 spring season, the peach trees are blooming the most beautiful light pink flowers with bees all over them. I can't wait to taste the fruit later this season.
March 10, 2019
Wonderful little tree
I got this lovely peach tree last year. She arrived promptly and in good condition, was leafed out last summer and likewise this spring. Looking forward to watching her grow!
May 24, 2016
over 4 years ago