Grandpa's Nature Friendly™ Varieties
Avoid spraying as much and grow more organically with these varieties.
Cresthaven Peach

Cresthaven Peach

Cresthaven Peach

Prunus persica 'Cresthaven'

The Cresthaven peach is a firm, yellow to red highly colored variety for late season. The fruit is yellow-fleshed, freestone, and shows considerable red around the pit. This is a vigorous, productive tree that has fair tolerance to bacterial spot. Good for canning and freezing. While many varieties have better color than Cresthaven, its flavor is one of the best and many people raise it still for farm markets.

Cresthaven Peach Pricing

Item # Description Price
556 Cresthaven Peach on Standard (Peach) root, 2 year-Extra large grade $26.99 Add Add to Cart

Height

10-14 Feet

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Spread

8-12 Feet


USDA Hardiness Zone 5-8

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Prunus persica 'Cresthaven'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Almost all peaches are self-fertile and require no pollinators. They will set heavy crops on single trees, which need heavy and aggressive thinning early in the season for best fruit size. Maintain good vigor in peaches by pruning every year, and fertilizing moderately. Aim for 1-3 feet of new growth a year. Fertilize early in the season, so that growth is well hardened off before fall and winter cold weather.

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A Little History about Cresthaven Peach

All of the "Haven" peaches were bred in Michigan by the famous Dr. Stanley Johnston, who Grandpa knew and respected. Grandpa said that if it hadn't been for Stanley, he probably never would have raised as many peaches as he did. Grandpa always considered himself a "peach" grower, rather than an "apple" grower.

Prunus persica 'Cresthaven' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Self-fertile
Thin early for size
Thin heavily for size
Disease Resistance
Bacterial spot tolerant
Fruit Characteristics
Large fruit
Freestone
Growth Rate/Habit
Spreading habit
Average vigor
Early to bear
Very productive
Harvest Period
Mid-season
Other Attributes
Sweet
Very juicy
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Winter hardy
Skill Required
Easy to grow
Uses
High dessert quality
Cooking or baking
Good for pies
Canning or freezing