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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.


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!

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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

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Sara C on May 30, 2020
It???s the best and I have been trying to get one for two years now
shelley s on May 28, 2020
Sara C on May 30, 2020
It was available at this late date
Cathleen C on May 29, 2020
It???s the best and I have been trying to get one for two years now
shelley s on May 28, 2020
Hope to have fresh peaches!
Rita J on May 27, 2020
heard it was the best
Debi S on May 25, 2020
Roberta peaches are the best for canning????.
Miranda K on May 24, 2020
Looking for variety of fruit trees.
Les W on May 23, 2020
in my opinion elberta peach is largest best tasting peach, I have tasted and picked
Jesus S on May 23, 2020
Love yellow flesh peaches and its a later harvest when we are guaranteed to be home.
Joseph D on May 1, 2020
Lacy R on Apr 30, 2020
I have planted the Elberta many times before and have always had good luck with them
ROBERT B on Apr 28, 2020
Best tasting peach , good for canning
Jerry K on Apr 25, 2020
I chose the Alberta peach as I already have one & it is gorgeous & produces a great peach
eileen m on Apr 25, 2020
I remember these peaches as a child. Freestone and needing younger peach trees

I also want to say that I think it's wrong to charge $27 plus dollars for bare root trees. These are going to weight like nothing and are not a fast shipping time but in 10 days. Thank you for listening.
Karen Z on Apr 22, 2020
I heard they were very good to eat!
Francis M on Apr 22, 2020
I have one that is leaning badly and may not last another year - so I wanted to get a replacement going.
Douglas S on Apr 13, 2020
One of my old Elberta Peach trees is getting old. I'm afraid it won't last many more years. I have loved the fruit off this tree and don't want to be without it. I'm planting ahead to have a continuous crop. Elbertas are the best.
Bret M on Apr 12, 2020
Stark Brothers is the only place I buy our fruit trees from. You might find cheaper, but you won't find quality like Stark. I've had issues before with new trees, and I could count on Stark Customer Service. Looking forward to planting these Elberta peach trees in Massachusetts!
Christopher S on Apr 4, 2020
The only one left
Waaldemar K on Apr 4, 2020
Favorite fruit
Lee M on Mar 31, 2020
I have had this peach before and liked it.
Albert C on Mar 31, 2020
Need to replace an old one
Thomas B on Mar 29, 2020
We had some when I was growing up, the flavor was awesome! Great childhood memories! I also read up on chill hour requirements, and this meets them for my area.
Shannon A on Feb 12, 2020
Prior experience. Great flavor and size. Late ripening for end of season enjoyment.
David M on Feb 3, 2020
I have grown this verity before and liked them
Gaylen E on Jan 13, 2020
I have eaten them and they taste good! Plus it blooms late.
Joel M on Jan 6, 2020
We chose Elberta Peaches because they are a proven old-timer with great taste and texture that are free stone and self pollinating.
GERALD H on Jun 1, 2019
I like this variety and need something that will survive the winter.
Mary S on May 31, 2019
I've had a lot of success with the Elberta peach going back three family generations in small garden spaces and with my larger fruit farms. It's easy to grow, low maintenances and makes the best canned peaches. They are also excellent for drying.
James B on May 31, 2019
My sister recommended your company. I love peaches & this is self pollinating! I got these because they are big! I can't wait till I have enough to make peach preserves!!
Virginia W on May 31, 2019
Cold hardy great tasting peach!
matt n on May 30, 2019
Good price and I wanted a freestone,
CoraVee C on May 23, 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 available at this late date
Cathleen C on May 29, 2020
Hope to have fresh peaches!
Rita J on May 27, 2020
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.
Can they be planted inside until fall?
Rebecca S on Apr 4, 2020
What are late blooming varieties of peaches?
John N on Feb 24, 2020
Is this a disease resistance fruit tree?
Freddy on Jun 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This is an heirloom tree which was originally bred before disease-resistance was discovered. With a regular spray program (either conventional or organic), you can keep most all problems at bay. The peaches are worth it; they're like no other.
Can I order and have a delayed delivery?
T F on May 28, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. You may, however our bare root season is almost to an end. So please give us a call at 800-325-4180 to place your order and pick your delivery date.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Which rootstock do you use for peaches?
Hugh G on May 1, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. We use several different rootstocks, depending upon the desired result and what is available. For that reason, we're unable to guarantee a specific rootstock.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
what is the root-stock of Elberta Queen semi-dwarf ?
Don S on Apr 24, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. We use several different rootstocks, depending upon the desired result and what is available. For that reason, we're unable to guarantee a specific rootstock.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Do you expect to have more 'Elberta' peaces for sale in 2020?
Tish P on Apr 7, 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!

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 5 years ago
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
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 4 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 5 years ago
With Trees as in real estate the most important thing is location.
I have had several Elbertas over the years and enjoyed success with them but never had as beautiful a pink bloom before as the one I got 9 years ago. I had moved to a new location that was mostly hillside and planted it on a terrace with mostly clay soil just to the south of a nearby line of mature oaks, a black locust and white pines. For three years I nursed the tree with frequent watering but the mature trees roots took all the water that did not run off down the hillside and the stunted tree barely grew at all. Then I transplanted it to a more level location well away from other trees which has about 18 inches of loamy soil. The tree has had explosive growth, is very productive and is quite attractive. The fruit is large and flavorful with a very small pit. I never had to water it in the new location and would recommend this tree to anyone who can provide a suitable soil and environment for it. The fruit is large enough it tends to fall from the tree when ripe so be prepared to pick a few up and eat them for breakfast because they will not last long on the ground.
April 15, 2019
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 5 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 5 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 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 4 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 5 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
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