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J. H. Hale Peach

J. H. Hale Peach

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J. H. Hale Peach

Prunus persica 'J.H. Hale'

J.H. Hale is still an excellent flavored, freestone, eating and canning peach. It ripens quite late, with Elberta. It has large, golden yellow fruit with a carmine overlay. The flesh is fine and deep grained and hangs and keeps well.


10-14 Feet



8-12 Feet


Hardiness Zone


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Item # Description Price
3945 J.H. Hale Peach on Standard (Peach) root, Large 1/2-5/8" caliper grade $26.99 Add to Cart

Prunus persica 'J.H. Hale'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

J.H. Hale is one of the few peaches that is not totally self-fertile. It does much better with another peach variety as a pollinator. The tree is fairly hardy, but should not be planted were winters are too harsh. The tree is very productive, but not as vigorous as most. Plant it on good soil and maintain adequate nutrition.
lmost 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 J. H. Hale Peach

J.H. Hale is an old-time heirloom variety that has withstood the test of time. Grandpa still raised a few on the farm, until redder shipping peaches came along. J.H. Hale has been used as a parent for many peach breeders because of its excellent fruit characteristics.

Prunus persica 'J.H. Hale' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Thin heavily for size
Pollinizer needed
Thin early for size
Fruit Characteristics
Large fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Very productive
Spreading habit
Slow growing
Early to bear
Harvest Period
Late season
Other Attributes
Very juicy
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Somewhat bud tender
Winter hardy
Skill Required
Average skill
Canning or freezing
High dessert quality
Cooking or baking
Good for pies