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Elberta Peach

Available Spring 2018

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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.

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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
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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.


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Stark Bro's Store
Historically, one of the best peaches for all around taste and sweetness and it's freestone.
Paul W on May 10, 2016
Historically, one of the best peaches for all around taste and sweetness and it's freestone.
Paul W on May 10, 2016

Customer Reviews

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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
11 months 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
1 year ago
First year 48 peaches.
I loved that we got fruit the first year and they tasted wonderful.
October 26, 2016
1 year 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
1 year 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 HStaff
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 2 years ago
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
1 year ago
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