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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.

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Bloom Color Pink
Chill Hours 800
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'


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.

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Love these peaches
Cynthia G on Jan 13, 2021
Grandpa always had Redhaven and also they were developed in South Haven which I find interesting.
Kirk E on Jan 8, 2021
Love these peaches
Cynthia G on Jan 13, 2021
To replace the one that die I got last year
John N on Jan 10, 2021
Grandpa always had Redhaven and also they were developed in South Haven which I find interesting.
Kirk E on Jan 8, 2021
Great flavor and do really well in Ms.
Jan J T on Jan 3, 2021
Trying this variety based entirely on your product description.
Bernard C on Jan 3, 2021
Previous positive experience with growing this variety.
Jennifer C on Dec 29, 2020
Good for Wisc winters, canning peaches
Vicki G on Dec 23, 2020
The reviews stated it does good my area (8b) and produced sweet juicy fruit.
Piddler on Dec 6, 2020
Past results
Dennis J on Nov 30, 2020
Sweet, yellow fruit
Lillian K on Nov 29, 2020
Need a northern climate freestone peach. It should be a good size for my yard.
Tana R on Nov 27, 2020
from highest rating you showed
Riche on Nov 18, 2020
Setting up orchard at new house. Looking for heavy, free stone producer.
JohnH on Nov 1, 2020
Freestone, good reviews.
Debbie B on Oct 31, 2020
Compatibility to successfully grow flower and fruit in cold Northern regions
Tim N on Oct 31, 2020
I haven't had much luck with other peaches in northwest PA, so it was this cold weather peach or the Reliance peach.
Bill W on Oct 23, 2020
Easy to grow
" " on Oct 5, 2020
Good success locally
JAMES J on Oct 3, 2020
Very hardy
Richard F on Oct 1, 2020
Late bloomer
J U on Jul 5, 2020
Been wanting a peach tree!!! I???m so excited
Marquita T. on Jun 30, 2020
It is a dwarf tree and self pollinating. I am elderly and unable to maintain a full size tree. Also, my orchard space is limited.
Amy M on Jun 24, 2020
It's a freestone good for eating and canning.
Cheryl M D on Jun 23, 2020
Because they look delicious and are a nicely looking tree
Andrea d on Jun 23, 2020
I chose this Dwarf Peach Tree to go with our other Dwarf Peach Tree.
Troylene B on Jun 20, 2020
husbands fav peach
Stephanie B on Jun 19, 2020
It has the best reviews (we are beginners and its easy to grow, best peach flavor, lots of peaches), other peaches are judged against it, and me and my boys (6 and 4) are excited to grow peaches!
MELANIE S on Jun 19, 2020
Donald B on Jun 10, 2020
positive ratings!
Meghan P on Jun 9, 2020
I heard about how good the peach was from leadfarmer73
Wanda T on May 30, 2020
It was available at this late date
Cathleen C on May 29, 2020
I bought what was labeled a nectarine tree from Lowe's Home Improvement. It turned out to be a peach tree. So I purchased this to help pollinate it and provide a second variety of peaches.
Jeanne O on May 28, 2020
Because these are the best peaches to buy in Michigan
RHONDA C on May 26, 2020
Wanted white but this w0a0s 0all you ha0d
PATRICIA L on May 25, 2020
Customer???s reviews and I did some research on this specific kind of peach tree.
MIGUEL A A on May 23, 2020
because I could not find a red globe peach
Glen W on May 23, 2020
Does very well in Southwest Colorado per other gardeners.
CATHERINE S on May 23, 2020
Berry Good Man on May 21, 2020
Easy to grow
Cheryl V on May 20, 2020
Minnie F on Apr 30, 2020
It???s self pollinating
Jonathan D on Apr 29, 2020
Cold hardy for my location
STEPHEN P on Apr 28, 2020
I have planted this variety before with good results
ROBERT B on Apr 28, 2020
late blooming to avoid frost
Lisa S on Apr 26, 2020
We know the variety having grown it commercially.
Tim W on Apr 26, 2020
Because this peach was recommended by the Oklahoma Cooperative extension service for cold tolerance and we wanted a later blooming variety.
Glynda W on Apr 25, 2020
I read up on peach trees suitable for my area. Redhaven has the best reviews and is the type of peach we love to eat.
Jody G on Apr 24, 2020
Freestone peach
Karen Z on Apr 22, 2020
I heard they were very good and easy to grow in my area
Francis M on Apr 22, 2020
Great reviews
Faye T on Apr 22, 2020
To replace the one that die I got last year
John N on Jan 10, 2021
Great flavor and do really well in Ms.
Jan J T on Jan 3, 2021
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
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 have tried several times and always end up with A gelatin like goop on the trunk and worms in the fruit
What is causing these issues?
I think it might be 2 separate pest or diseases
Tanja W on Apr 10, 2020
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
Can trees be trimmed and trained to grow against a wall?
Steve on Apr 19, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I have a small yard in the city with a wooden fence. Not ideal for peach growing. But I try. My Redhaven peach is planted about three feet in from the fence, and I do prune it so that it has an odd shape, a little flat on one side. Not espaliered like an apple, but not at all symmetrical, either. The fence is six feet tall, so I let a few branches at the back reach over the top. Not beautiful, but I get good peaches. This is the second Redhaven I have grown this way. For me, it is worth it, because this variety grows well here in zone five, the flavor is great, and I get good pollination, so plenty of fruit.
Do I need to spray my just planed peach trees?
Robert O on Mar 25, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I think it depends on where you live and what you are spraying for. We live in IL and have only sprayed them once for Aphids when the plants next to them had Aphids and so we sprayed everything nearby to prevent spread. Otherwise we have had no pest issues with our peach plants. Hope it helps!
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
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.
Is this a dwarf tree?
Betsy J on Jul 12, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it has grown to about 12 feet tall,, and is now heavy with fruit, which we are looking forward to enjoying if the squirrels leave us any.
would Redhaven Peach grow in semi-shaded area?
186 Review
Mikheil K on Apr 17, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes. I planted two on a semi-shaded hillside about 18 months ago and they are growing beautifully and are yielding a surprising amount of fruit this year. I planted a third one nearby this spring and it is growing very well (but is too small to fruit this year).
Is the Red Haven peach tree graphed or budded?
tanya F on Mar 31, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The one i received was grafted.
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.
Can the dwarf version grow in a large pot?
Alan S on Dec 25, 2020
BEST ANSWER: You can grow almost anything in a container! This excellent article will answer your questions and provide good advice. Please see "Growing Fruit Trees in Containers" //
can we drive up to starks nursery and purchase larger peach trees, dwarf ?
phil l on Nov 27, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately our Garden center is no longer open and we operate fully online with all available inventory for purchase and delivery at, I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Bought two red haven trees last fall. They did not revive. What do I do?
Robert H on Nov 27, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your inquiry. I'm sorry to hear about your tree. Please call Customer Support at 800.325.4180 and we'll be happy to assist you with a one-time replacement or refund if purchased within the last year.
I have a peach tree that ripens in October. It is firm, red skin, cling free, yellow flesh and huge harvest. Can you tell me what variety it may be? I would like to buy more. Sincerely, Marvin Stark - in California
Marvin S on Nov 8, 2020
BEST ANSWER: This variety sounds amazing, however it is hard to narrow it down. If you have a picture of the fruit from your tree you can email it to and someone may be able to identify it this way. A peach ripening in October is rare but depending on the zone it most definitely can happen. We look forward to seeing this peach and helping you determine which variety it may be.
What peach tree is compatible with zone 92223?
GILBERT F on Oct 30, 2020
BEST ANSWER: If you enter your ZIP code at the following link and we'll be able to display the popular products that are available and rated for your location: // Also look for check marked varieties as you shop to ensure compatibility with your zone. If you have more questions regarding zone compatibility, please call Customer Support at 800.325.4180 and they would be glad to help.

If you type your zip code into the box in the "Zone Compatability" section above, a checkmark will appear if the product on this page will grow well in your location.
What soil is best for this peach tree?
Virginia C on Oct 22, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Peaches like a loamy and well drained soil.
Will Redhaven and Intrepid pollinate each other?
Sybil C on Oct 17, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Peaches are self pollinating and do not require another variety to bear fruit. However planting a second variety will increase your crop yield.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
When will you have dwarf red haven peach trees in stock?
Joe B on Oct 6, 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!

Which peach trees are cling stone?
David L on Oct 1, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. It depends on what varieties we have for the season so it varies but it appears at this time it is the Virgil peach. You can read which are cling stone or free stone in the description paragraph about he product as well.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
How would a Redhaven peach tree do in Phoenix Az?
George R on Sep 28, 2020
BEST ANSWER: If you enter your ZIP code at the following link and we'll be able to display the popular products that are available and rated for your location: // Also look for check marked varieties as you shop to ensure compatibility with your zone. If you have more questions regarding zone compatibility, please call Customer Support at 800.325.4180 and they would be glad to help.

If you type your zip code into the box in the "Zone Compatability" section above, a checkmark will appear if the product on this page will grow well in your location.

Customer Reviews

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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
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
over 5 years ago
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
over 5 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
over 5 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
over 5 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
over 5 years ago
Redhaven Peach
All my gardening friends have been envious for years with my luck with peaches. We have a 50-50 chance of loosing them every year. We are just inside zone 5. My first Redhaven thrived so well, it killed itself. In it's last year of the 20th year it was so overloaded, that I couldn't keep enough branch props under them. One by one they went, and finally a strong wind blew the rest of the tree down down. It had an 8" base. That one tree's success in producing encouraged others to try growing peaches. All your trees are good. Your northern hardy peaches all do well. Thanks for finding good ones for us northerners.
May 7, 2016
over 6 years ago