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Cresthaven Peach

Cresthaven Peach

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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.


10-14 Feet



8-12 Feet


Hardiness Zone


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Item # Description Price
146 Cresthaven Peach on Standard (Peach) root, Extra Large 5/8" up caliper grade $26.99 Add to Cart

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.

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