Fingerlakes Super Hardy Peach

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Large fruit with exquisite peach taste. This late-season peach is great for fresh-eating and it also retains its succulent flavor even when frozen or canned. Fruit resists bruising and holds color well when sliced. Bright red blush over yellow background skin covers a sweet golden flesh that literally drips as you eat it. Tree withstands temperatures to 20ºF below zero. Freestone. Ripens mid- to late-September. Self-pollinating.

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Bloom Color Pink
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Mid To Late September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Juicy And Sweet
Texture Good Texture; Crisp, Juicy
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.


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

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Ripens late, fruit in September
Melissa R on Aug 2, 2019
All the things you want in a peach, and always arrives in good condition.
Robert B on Apr 30, 2019
Ripens late, fruit in September
Melissa R on Aug 2, 2019
Cold resistance and superior flavor.
MARTHA B on May 11, 2019
All the things you want in a peach, and always arrives in good condition.
Robert B on Apr 30, 2019
peach trees best success so far in yard
Joseph K on Apr 24, 2019
ripens in september
kathryn s on Apr 22, 2019
It is compatible to my zone and I wanted to spread out my harvest of peaches. The description was great as well.
Julie J on Feb 2, 2019
I have had this before, I'm right between 2 finger lakes in beautiful upstate new York. cold tolerant-excellent peaches.
alvin m on Nov 11, 2017
good one for western NY
JAY t on May 1, 2017
Late bloom
DAVID W on Mar 14, 2017
A friend has this variety and it is prolific and absolutely delicious!
Carol L C on Mar 9, 2017
Because of the hardiness factor and my location
DOUG T on Mar 28, 2016
Good in colder climates
John K on Mar 17, 2016
Redhaven peach died from winter temp Winter of 2014-15. Looking for a hardier tree.
J Roy C on Mar 12, 2016
biggest dwarf peach available
Rick I on Feb 29, 2016
supposed to be hardy in zone 4
Jessica P on Feb 20, 2016
Looks like another. Great tree from Miller!
RONALD B on Feb 20, 2016
Cold resistance and superior flavor.
MARTHA B on May 11, 2019
peach trees best success so far in yard
Joseph K on Apr 24, 2019
it is Disease-resistant to leaf spot?
julian b on Apr 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There isn't much data on any particular disease-resistance for this variety, so, if peach trees are known to have leaf spot issues in your area, you may need to have a copper-based spray handy with this variety and be sure that the planting site has ideal drainage and soil nutrients to help avoid overall stress in the tree.
are these a late bloomer? I have trouble with late frosts here in NC.
vince r on Apr 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Our last frost date is June 15th and our peach trees do if we can grow them in Colorado at altitude 7100, you should do fine w/them.
My Fingerlakes Super Hardy Peach tree has not blossomed yet, 05/05. I live in zone 6A. The branches appear to be dead at the ends but some are still green. Is there any way to save this tree?
Denise K on May 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: i am trying to save mine - same issue. Not sure if it can be done. Gave it a low dose nitrogen feeding - stay tuned.
I have a redhaven,elberta queen and a bellagorga peach will the fingerlake bloom at the same time?
hambone on Jun 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: They all bloom around the same time, makes for a beautiful sight????
Will you have the Fingerlakes Super Hardy peach tree back in stock anytime in the future? I have one of these and would really love to get some more.
Lisa S on Aug 3, 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.
I am looking for Fingerlakes peach trees. It says no longer available. What is the replacement for the sweetness, lateness, and hardiness?
Linda S on Feb 7, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Check out a few of my favorites.

Loring Peach
Burbank??? July Elberta Peach
NEW - Spring Snow Peach

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
will this fingerlake peach pollinate with a reliance peach or july elberta?
Jordan on Mar 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It is self-pollinating, but will produce more/larger fruit with a compatible pollinator nearby. Reliance would be the better choice.

Customer Reviews

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Fingerlakes Super Hardy Peach
I just ordered 2 Fingerlakes Super Hardy Peach trees. I owned these trees before and they were one of two varieties that managed to have peaches on every year. I had them for many years before they succumb to the peach tree bore. When they started bearing I had peaches every year and I can't say that about many other varieties. They are sweet, juicy, nice color, and don't get brown after being sliced. Just a very nice peach to have. A good reliable producer and a treat to have in your back yard.
March 20, 2016
Curl susceptible
StarkBros sent a top quality tree as usual. The variety grew well in year one. In year two in my no spray orchard the tree is showing signs of peach leaf curl. It is not horribly infected but the Reliance peach next to it is curl- free. The Finger Lakes SH is precocious. There are several peaches developing on the tree in year two.The spring was cold and wet with late frost so this is good. However the Reliance peach planted next to it and of the same age is absolutely loaded with fruit. The first winter was mild so I can't say anything about the cold hardiness of the variety. I won't be able to say anything about fruit quality until the fall. Reliance is reported to have inferior fruit quality but at least right now it is proving to be the best of the four cold hardy peach varieties I have tried from StarkBros. (Reliance,Finger Lakes SH, Intrepid, and Contender).
May 17, 2016
over 6 years ago
A Good Choice
The variety has been worth the choice. We have had 3 other varieties (Redhaven, Elberta and Reliance). The Fingerlakes has been less prone to Brown Spot and survived 2 straight winters with temps below -10F. Lost several trees of the other varieties to those winters, even though most were more established than the Fingerlakes.
May 7, 2016
over 7 years ago
This little scamp was advertized to bring fruit in 4 years - to our surprise, it has 7 peaches on it in the 2nd year. To be sure, the tree and peaches are small, but we are happy with it and no we don't expect edible peaches out of the second year.
May 9, 2016
over 6 years ago
Fingerlakes dwarf peach
Our little tree grew well it's first season in my yard, made it through the winter with no loss of branches. This spring, i saw the first blossoms. While I will probably remove all fruit this year to give the root system more time to strenthen, It is looking good!
May 7, 2016
over 7 years ago
Arrived in very nice shape. Now, in its second year, I have a huge number of small peaches on it. Fortunately, it has survived Ohio's bizarre late frosts this year. It's a tough little tree, and productive. We'll see how they taste later!
May 17, 2016
over 6 years ago
Peaches are hard to grow in my area
This tree does well compared to other peaches. Plan to put the tree on a site that is sloped to drain the cold air away during colder nights, but also guarded from the cold winter winds. The growth of the tree is prolific and so I keep up with the pruning to get the shape I like-wide and flat.I usually get peaches every other year, due to weather.
May 10, 2016
over 6 years ago
healthy tree
showed up in great shape and growing like a weed. I have never been disappointed by starks quality, keep it up!!!
May 10, 2017
over 4 years ago
It's alive!
Tree arrived in good condition. Planted and maintained according to instructions. Survived the winter and produced lots of blooms in the spring. It's grown well and is nice and leafy now. Hopefully will bear fruit next year. I'm just happy it survived, considering most of the other items in my order either arrived dead or failed to thrive.
May 8, 2017
over 5 years ago
Fingerlakes Super Hardy Peach
Ordered the Fingerlakes Super Hardy Peach last spring. This spring it came back strong and had one blossom. Always pleased with Stark Bros. quality. Thank you!
May 22, 2016
over 6 years ago