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Peach 'Elberta'       

Prunus persica

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'Elberta' is a Peach variety in the Prunus genus with a scientific name of Prunus persica. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Cherry blossom pink and   Dark pink and   Baby pink. The mature flowers take a Single form, with an approximate petal count of 5. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Persian red and   Pastel orange. Leaves appear approximately as a   Kelly green colour.

The Elberta Peach tree has very large fruit. It is the best known yellow canning peach. The skin is red blushed over a deep golden yellow color. This is a high quality eating and canning peach. Elberta peaches has the smallest pit-to-fruit ratio of any peach tree we offer. It’s as sweet a peach as you could imagine that you could have on the table.

Along with the delicious fruit, it’s a beautiful tree. In the spring, rose-red blossoms will fill the air with fragrance. And it grows well in a wide geographic belt, from Zone 5 all the way through the northern portion of Zone 9. In our opinion no finer or lovelier peach tree exists anywhere. The elberta on Lovell rootstock can be kept to any height by summer pruning.

It is a Fruit and is treated mainly as a Perennial, This means that it grows best over a period of time (3 years and greater). Elberta normally grows with a tree-like habit with a max height of 17.88 feet (that's 5.50 metres metric). This variety tends to bloom in early spring.

Elberta Peach needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Elberta have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Elberta

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Position in a full sun location and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Elberta is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 5 - 9 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Ideally plant in loamy and sandy soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 4.5 and 7.5 as Elberta likes to be in moderately acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Elberta from seed

Transplanting Elberta

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Elberta is a hardy plant.

Harvesting Elberta

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by mid summer.

Other Names for Peach 'Elberta'