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Early Elberta Peach

Prunus persica 'Early Elberta'

The Early Elberta is an early sport of one of America's most popular varieties, the Elberta peach. Ripening about one week before Elberta, it is also a large, oblong fruit with yellow skin blushed with light red. Its fine grained, yellow, freestone flesh and sweet, rich flavor make it an excellent canning variety.


Height

10-14 Feet

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Spread

8-12 Feet

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Hardiness Zone

5-8

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Item # Description Price
3703 Early Elberta Peach on Standard (Lovell) root, 2 Year grade-Extra Large $31.99 Add to Cart
3704 Early Elberta Peach on Standard (Lovell) root, Extra-Large 5/8" & up grade $27.99 Add to Cart
3705 Early Elberta Peach on Standard (Lovell) root, 2 Year- 2UGLY grade $19.99 Add to Cart

Prunus persica 'Early Elberta'
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 Early Elberta Peach

Early Elberta is an early ripening sport of the world famous Elberta peach and was introduced in 1907 by Summer Gleason of Kaysville, Utah and Stark Brothers Nurseries of Louisiana, Missouri.

Prunus persica 'Early Elberta' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Self-fertile
Thin early for size
Thin heavily for size
Fruit Characteristics
Large fruit
Freestone
Growth Rate/Habit
Spreading habit
Average vigor
Early to bear
Very productive
Harvest Period
Late 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