Most Popular Home Variety Elberta Peach
- The Classic American Yellow Peach
- Our Best-selling Peach Tree
- Tree can be Held to Any Size with Pruning
- Prolific Harvest of Large Freestone Fruit
- Disease and Insect Resistant
The Elberta Peach (Prunus persica ‘Elberta’) is the original Georgia Peach! Since its introduction in 1889, the Elberta peach has a long history of being one of the finest peaches grown. Over the years, it’s become the most planted peach variety in the United States. Today, the Elberta peach remains the most popular home garden variety available.
The Elberta is one of the finest fresh eating peaches. Firm flesh and incredible flavor are the hallmarks of the Elberta peach. As well, the enormous production of this wonderful peach makes it a highly valuable tree. You’ll love having continual large crops of this delicious fruit every year.
The Elberta is a wonderful choice for cooking and baking. A peach pie never tastes any better than when made with Elberta peaches.
This is also a great canning variety, because the freestone makes prepping go faster, and the fruit is nice and firm. You’ll get thick, meaty slices which can be dried or dehydrated as a fantastic snack.
The wide adaptability of this classic peach is another fine quality. Plant in zones 5 through 9 in good draining soil.
The Elberta Peach can be easily maintained at any height with pruning. Plan on keeping it below 8 feet so you can easily maintain the tree while enjoying a “ladder-free” harvest of your crop. The self-fruitful Elberta is also a top choice for espaliering flat to a sturdy trellis.
Elberta ripens in the early-late season. You’ll likely harvest in September, although some areas come on a little earlier in August. Though self-fruitful, consider planting another early or late selection to extend your harvest period to 3 months.
Give the Elberta a well-deserved spot in your home garden orchard. Please order now, as these trees are always in high demand.