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Description

Easy to Grow! A Stark Pick

A blue-ribbon, all-purpose peach. Luscious, top-quality fruit is great as a fresh snack or for canning and freezing. Enjoy bushels of large peaches with almost fuzzless skin over firm, creamy textured yellow flesh. Tree is heavy-bearing and easy to grow and maintain. Blooms late to avoid spring frosts. Branches have a spreading nature. Disease-resistant to leaf spot. Freestone. Originates from South Haven, Michigan in 1930, introduced in 1940. Ripens in late July. Self-pollinating.

Characteristics

Bloom Color Pink
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Late July
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet
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

The mature size of this variety depends on the version you choose to plant:
Standard 12 - 15' Tall X 12 - 15' Wide
Dwarf 8 - 10' Tall X 8 - 10' Wide

Recommended Spacing

The space needed for this variety to grow depends on the size you plant:
Standard 12 - 15'
Dwarf 8 - 10'

Pollination

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!

Related Assortments

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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

Estimated Delivery Date

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Delicious fruit!
Jim L on Mar 27, 2020
love this particular peach and is self pollinating and dwarf
Margaret B on Mar 21, 2020
Delicious fruit!
Jim L on Mar 27, 2020
State extension suggests this cultivar for Indiana
Ross C on Mar 24, 2020
love this particular peach and is self pollinating and dwarf
Margaret B on Mar 21, 2020
I want to add fruit trees to my garden this year.
Elena L on Mar 18, 2020
Hopefully this will produce some decent sized peaches in Illinois in a few years. Most of the peach trees in my area generate either really small peaches or none at all.
DAVID E on Mar 16, 2020
recommended
Lester H on Mar 14, 2020
Looks delicious
James T on Mar 14, 2020
I needed a second peach tree and Red Haven is a popular one for my area.
Susan Y on Mar 14, 2020
Liked before
Farrol B on Mar 14, 2020
Super Tasty, and Juicer than the Rest.
Stosh G on Mar 13, 2020
Recommended by a friend.
George C on Mar 13, 2020
I have several of these trees. They are fine producing trees!
Michael R on Mar 12, 2020
Disease resistant and easy to grow.
Craig M on Mar 12, 2020
i really want a peach for my zone
Timothy J on Mar 12, 2020
I had 3 Redhaven Peach trees from Stark and I lost one 2 years ago and I'm finally replace it.
Deborah M on Mar 9, 2020
A very reliable tree with great fruit
DANIEL P on Mar 7, 2020
Reliable early variety for our area. Good taste and quality.
G D on Mar 4, 2020
It's a favorite variety in my area, for cold hardiness.
KARLA M on Mar 4, 2020
A good reliable peach tree that produces good quality fruit
JAMES F on Mar 3, 2020
Cold hearty
Tom H on Mar 3, 2020
Recommeded as one of the best peach varieties for my region
Matt K on Feb 29, 2020
Wanted peach trees... this one sounds good for more than just eating
Kathleen W on Feb 22, 2020
listed easy to grow.
LARRY A on Feb 19, 2020
I had a redhaven peach tree before and I enjoyed it very much.
Gene B on Feb 14, 2020
Impuluse purchase, hoping this tree will live. I've had peaches and apricots go for 3 years and die.
Gregory B on Feb 12, 2020
Late blooming, you never know when you have a frost here in Oklahoma.
Debra B on Feb 6, 2020
Prior experience. Fantastic heavy producing peach with great flavor
David M on Feb 3, 2020
Replace older tree
Carmine I on Feb 1, 2020
Late-blooming to avoid spring frosts.
Crystal C on Jan 26, 2020
My daughter n grandsons wanted 2plant in my fruit tree orchard plus I can peaches n love em
Joseph S on Jan 18, 2020
This is a good old standard basic peach that I have grown for years. Freestone. Great flavor. Got harvests from it averaging every third year in zone 5 of SE Iowa. Not the best peach growing area.
M H on Jan 11, 2020
Easy to grow, good reviews.
Joel M on Jan 6, 2020
Cousin of yummy...
CR H on Dec 18, 2019
a earlier maturing variety of peach
John B on Dec 14, 2019
I have grown it before in other locations
MARIA G on Nov 4, 2019
Firm flesh, freestone.
Jane H on Oct 29, 2019
Great producer, great taste, and a freestone
DIANE L on Oct 27, 2019
Self pollinating.
Margaret C on Oct 27, 2019
I live in Prescott, AZ and my land is in Seligman area of AZ. Need to start my fruit tree availability before I get out to my land. It needs to be self pollinating, small so I can take care of it without help, small due to the trees will be inside in a controlled environment.
Esther M H on Oct 26, 2019
I love the flavor of this peach and it’s great for canning.
Sylvia B on Oct 25, 2019
Self pollinating
Angela B on Oct 1, 2019
This product is certified organic.
MJ B on Aug 4, 2019
Number of reviews
Judy S on Jul 28, 2019
I love freestone peaches but don’t have too much room so I chose the dwarf variety
Esther O on Jul 22, 2019
In stock, good reviews and compatible with my growing zone.
Warren A on Jun 21, 2019
It's self-pollinating, it grows in my zone, and the fruit looks delicious.
Timothy M on May 30, 2019
Was recommended by a friend
Helen S on May 30, 2019
We have a very old peach tree on our property that my father said most likely is a red haven. It has reliably produced the most delicious fruit so we wanted to plant another.
Deborah A on May 19, 2019
We chose this peach because it is one of the Rutgers recommended peach varieties for home growers in New Jersey.
spazzling21 on May 18, 2019
grows GOOD IN MY AREA.
michael m on May 2, 2019
State extension suggests this cultivar for Indiana
Ross C on Mar 24, 2020
I want to add fruit trees to my garden this year.
Elena L on Mar 18, 2020
When it blooms how long do u wait to spray for bugs?
J S on Mar 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If the blossoms are open I wouldn't spray. Even after pollination I'd spray either early morning or late evening to avoid hitting any bees. I believe neem oil is toxic to bees only if its sprayed directly on them. Good luck.
My peach tree is starting it's 2nd year here and has blooms. Should I pick the blooms off?
Mary M on Apr 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Mary
It would be fine to let some buds grow, but if you were to pinch them off, the plant's energy would go into roots and growth for next season. Short term sacrifice for long term gain.
Good luck Adam
I am wondering if anyone has had any experience growing Red Haven peachs along the Gulf Coast in Zone 8B in Mobile AL? If not, any successful experience with other varIties?
Jan W on Jan 26, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I have grown the peaches for the past years in atlanta, ga. No problem.
Will this fruit within the first year?
Linda F on Apr 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Good morning Linda,
I also have other peach tress that are 3 and 4 years old. Peach trees do not
fruit the 1st year. It generally takes 3-4 years depending on weather and how well
you take care of it. My older trees were going to fruit last year but a late freeze
killed all my beautiful flowers. That's nature! Hopefully this year!!, Hope I helped you
Sincerely, Dan
How long or often should I spray dormant spray on young peach trees?
Gene B on May 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I usually spray by peach trees every two weeks during the season. Starting at the end of May until two weeks prior to harvest By Redhaven trees were loaded last season.
Are the trees 'whips' or decent spread of branches?
James B on Jun 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Don't know what whips are but mine is nice and full of branches for its size.
No peaches 1st summer but this year this little 35 inch tree has 15
peaches about 2 inches each so far. Expecting more when it is fully grown.
Hope this helps James... thanks - Anthony
When should I expect my new peach tree to leaf-out after planting in the spring (zone 6)?
Hannah B on Apr 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We planted our peach tree in August in zone 6 and it wintered over well and started getting leaves in March of following year.. if you planted in spring I would think you would have leaves within a couple months of planting. Give plenty of water once chance of freeze has past.
Can this be grown in a pot in 6a zone?
Ed S on Aug 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Ed,
It can be grown in a pot for the first two years outdoors until you can find a good planting spot for it. Peach trees need to be left outdoors year round because they need so many chill hours to produce a crop. When planted outside it will need to be planted in a sunny & well drained place for it to produce a bountiful crop. If it produces a crop at all in a pot it will be extremely top heavy and cause itto fall over easily. If planted in a pot it will become root-bound very quickly. If you have a place to plant it outdoors I would do that as soon as you receive the tree(s) and forget the pot. It would be like any other tree if you planted it in a pot. Hope this helps and good luck. John in Illinois
My third year Red haven had a lot of fruit. I thinned about two-thirds off trying to maintain size but remaining fruit is still small a bit larger than a golf ball. Why might this have happened? No previous crop and good fertility.
John M on Jul 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: John M. your fruit will be small in size the first harvest or two. My Redhaven produced the first time this year and mine was smaller also. Just be sure to give it some nitrogen next February or March. I use 12-12-12 on all my fruit trees. When I first plant my trees I give them some root stimulator about 3 times between March 1st and the 1st of July. Your fruit will gradually increase in size as the tree ages. A peach tree is good for apprx 15 years. I plant new trees every 5 years.
Can I plant a semi-dwarf Red-haven peach tree in a container?
Godess on Apr 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is fine. I grow standard, semi, and dwarf in 15 gallon pots. Be warned, that the the top 1/3 of the soil in the pot needs to be refreshed every two to three years. Use only high quality potting soil. I don't take the tree inside during the winter. it stays on the patio in the corner, so its sheltered from the cold dry winds . My fruit trees produce between 10-12 peaches each. You need to thin the set flowers to get nice sized peach. If you allow the tree to keep all its set flowers, your peaches will be the size of walnuts.
Estimated yield per mini red haven peach?
Rick S on Mar 5, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Last summer was my second year since planting my peach tree. I only yielded 3 peaches but they were the best tasting peaches I ever ate. I expect a better yield this year after learning how to prune my tree.
Will you have the bigger Redhaven Peach trees in the spring? I like the trees larger than two to three foot. I'm talking about the larger trees you usually sell for $49.
Lloyd S on Dec 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. At this point, its too early to tell if we will have them or not. Some of our trees are still being harvested. Continue to check back if you have time.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
What is the coldest temperature a Redhaven Peach tree can survive?
Linda C on Feb 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Redhavens can survive below-zero temps. Much depends upon the wind speed and direction, but it's a very cold-hardy tree. If you plan on ordering one, just make sure your growing zone is rated for it.
What are the minimum full sun hours required?
Kenneth S on Mar 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Peach trees require 8 hours of sun a day, minimum.
We have hot summers here in the Piedmont area of NC. Does this dwarf peach tolerate heat? Most of the reviews were from zone 5 and lower.
Maggie F on Mar 15, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I'm in Chattanooga and my tree did very well with our summer heat last year.
What is the root stock?
Nicole F on Mar 10, 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!
Which peach trees ripen in September?
Louis C on Feb 12, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. The latest ripening peach we offer is the Belle of Georgia Peach
and Stark® Elberta Queen™ Peach. These ripen late August in zone 5.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Is this a dwarf peach tree?
Clara T on Feb 7, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. At this time, we only have the standard size available.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
This is the second year I try to buy this peach tree( red haven, dwarf) but it’s always sold out
I wonder when do you sell them?
Blue bird on Feb 6, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. The Redhaven peach is one of our most popular varieties, especially the dwarf size. We are very sorry but we will not have any available this spring.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Are these organically grown?
Sarah P on Jan 31, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. At this time, we do not have this variety offered in Organic.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Hello, Are you planning to re-stock the Redhaven Dwarf trees? Currently, it shows out of stock. Easy grow option.
binitab on Jan 26, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Much of our spring 2020 stock is available for purchase now on the website. At this time, we are out of stock of dwarf peaches but if you sign up for the notification, you'll be one of the first to know when it becomes available again.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
iS REDHAVEN PEACH IS ORGANIC AND CERTIFIED BY USDA? WHTIS THE TREE SIZES AVAILABLE AND THE PRICE. PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
Mozam on Jan 26, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. The Redhaven we are growing is not certified organic at this time. We currently have the standard size in stock that will ship 3-4 feet tall.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Do you offer Redhaven Peach trees in the spring at your store or only online?
Lloyd S on Jan 19, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Our offerings online and at our local garden center change from season to season. Everything that we currently offer to ship is available online.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Will the dwarf redhaven be available in spring 2020, or is it already sold out (asked Jan 2020)? Is the dwarf variety grown on its own root?
Allyson R on Jan 19, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. We are out of stock of the dwarf size spring 2020. These trees are grafted onto either dwarf of standard root-stock.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
What is the age and size of the peach trees at the time of purchase?
Peter V on Jan 10, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. At this time, our trees are 2-years old when shipped. The size we have available under the options menu is a Standard that will ship 3-4 feet tall.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
How big are the trees at the time of purchase?
Peter V on Jan 10, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. At this time, our trees are 2-years old when shipped. The size we have available under the options menu is a Standard that will ship 3-4 feet tall.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
What rootstock is the standard red haven peach tree grown on?
Siddharth M on Jan 7, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Our standard peaches are on Lovell rootstock.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
How old are the 3-4 year old bare root trees?
Shivesh on Dec 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Our fruit trees are 2 years old at the time we harvest and ship them.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
what rootstock is the dwarf redhaven peach tree on?
Cynth R on Oct 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Cynth, Our dwarf peaches are grown on Redleaf seedling rootstock. 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!
What is the cold hours for Redhaven variety?
Hobie1 on Sep 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Ideally, 800-900 chill hours.

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very fine choice
I would recommend not planting close to pine trees as they seem to have an adverse effect on peaches in close proximity.
March 11, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Best overall peach
Bought the Redhaven from Stark Bros in 2003. In 2008 it set so much fruit I had to thin it out. Between the tree dropping excess fruit, my thinning, and the fruit left on the tree, I counted fruit set over 600! Here in NE PA it ripens the first week in August. Great flavor, average size, freestone--excellent all around.
March 25, 2016
Reliable Producer
We have had Red Haven peach trees for over 30 years. It is the most reliable of all varieties for our zone 4-5. Great peach for canning and fresh eating.
March 11, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Great Looking Peach Tree
Planted a dwarf redhaven peach two springs ago, and the tree took off growing immediately the first season. Had a few blossoms and two peaches last year. LOADED with blossoms this spring. The late cold weather may get my crop, but this tree is sprouting new growth again and looks fantastic.
April 11, 2016
Best Peach
My Dad planted a lot of Peach Trees and the Redhaven was my favorite and the favorite of most of his customers. Of Course, he planted the big trees on his farm, but I have better luck with the dwarfs in my yard. In the beginning, he tried a lot of different companies to get the best fruit trees. He found Stark Bros and never ordered from anybody else after that.
May 1, 2016
Looking forward to delicious peaches!
This will be the third dwarf Redhaven Peach that I've had. The first one we moved away from and the last one drown last May after we had 20" of rain. Our third one is planted in a higher part of the yard and in a raised bed. The peaches have been delicious. My husband took pictures of some that were as big as grape fruits and much more delicious! They freeze great and make wonderful pies or just eating fresh. Two years ago I thinned over 700 and harvested about 600 beautiful, delicious peaches. The peach flesh is sometimes shot through with a red color.
June 2, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Red Haven Peach Tree
I ordered one Red Haven Peach Tree from you last spring. I was very nice size. It now has many blooms on it. I had to buy the second one this spring to put next to it. Hopefully a late frost won't hurt the blooms. Looking forward to a nice crop for many years to come. Thank You, John in Illinois.
March 9, 2016
Redhaven Peach
I received the Redhaven Peach tree last October, just in time for fall planting. A very healthy and robust tree, professionally pruned ready to plant. It wintered over very well and I see the buds are beginning to form/swell. I am looking forward to reap the reward of a bountiful harvest in due time. Thank you for your prompt service and delivery schedule. Again, a very nice, healthy tree.

Dana Whitman
March 13, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Redhaven peach
I received my tree in a timely manner and now look forward to eating some peaches in the next year or two. Good looking tree.
March 13, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Redhaven peach
Plant stock arrived in good condition and planted as directed fall 2015. Stock appears to have survived this winter and hope it comes out of dormancy in great shape.
March 4, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago