Elberta Peach Prunus persica 'Elberta'
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The Elberta peach holds its own as one of the most popular peach trees. Known for its sweet, succulent fruit with the tell-tale blush covering its skin when perfectly ripe, this tree is a commercial success in markets and roadside stands across much of the United States.
- Produces large, juicy yellow fruit — excellent for fresh eating, desserts, canning, freezing, and jam
- Ripen late July to early August, later in colder climates
- Begins to bear large crops at ages 3–4
- Blooms purple in the spring
- Is self-fertile, great for home orchards with limited space
- Will be delivered at a height of 3'–4'
Spacing Guide for Fruit Trees
Your Tree’s Personality
The fruit of peach trees are attractive to birds and squirrels.
This variety of peach was first introduced to the world around 1875 by Samuel H. Rumph. The tree, which first grew in his family’s orchard in Macon County, Georgia, was a result of an Early Crawford pollenating a Chinese Cling. A visitor had asked the name of the variety. Because Rumph had no answer, she promptly named it after his wife (Clara Elberta Moore).
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