Bred for tolerance to spring frosts, Contender is a fine choice for growing peaches in more northern areas of the country. The freestone fruits have sweet, melt in your mouth yellow flesh that is great fresh or for baking as well. Ripens in late summer. Self-pollinating. Standard trees grow 18-20' tall and 15-18' wide.
- Hardiness Zones 4-8
- Light Required Full Sun
- Spread 15 - 20 feet
- Height 18 - 20 feet
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Botanical Name :Prunus persica 'Contender'
Light Required :Full Sun
Spread :15 - 20 feet
Offer Size :Standard 2-4 Ft
Form :Fruit, Fruit Tree, Peach, Standard Peach, Reachables Peach
Height :18 - 20 feet
Spacing :15 - 20 feet
Foliage :Narrowly elliptic, glossy mid-green leaves, up to 6".
Flower Form :Single petals, bowl-shaped flowers.
Blooms :Mid Spring, Late Spring
Fruit :Marvelously melting, sweet, yellow flesh. Extra-juicy freestone fruit. Freestone peach.
Growth Rate :Moderate.
Pollinator :Self pollinating.
Yield :Reachables: 3/4 to 1 bushel at maturity. Our Reachables trees bear a small fruit crop in under two years-and larger crops in the subsequent years. Standard trees should bear fruit in 3 - 5 years depending on growing conditions.
Pruning :Second and third year pruning determines shape and prevents development of bad crotches. Pruning of fruit trees is best done during the dormant period. Summer pruning, except for the removal of water sprouts or "suckers", tends to weaken the trees. The first year the height of the lowest branches should be established by cutting off ones that grow lower down on the trunk than desired. The remaining side limbs may be shortened but retained, if well distributed. No more than two should be left tha
Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.
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