Prunus persica 'Contender'
- » Contender peach is known for frost hardiness!
Contender is known as one of the more hardy peaches because of its later blooming dates and hardy, more frost resistant buds. Most report it to be hardy enough for Zone 4. Contender ripens clode to Canadian Harmony or about 20 days after Redhaven. It is large, firm, excellent quality and freestone. We recommend it for areas that routinely suffer late frosts that hurt many other peach varieties.
Contender was bred in North Carolina and was introduced in 1988.