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Elberta Peach Tree


Begins shipping mid-April.


Begins shipping
early September


One of home gardeners’ favorite peach trees!

Originating in Marshallville, Georgia, in 1870, this variety was cultivated by Samuel H. Rumph, who named it after his wife, Clara Elberta Moore.

Renowned for yielding abundant high-quality fruit ideal for canning, the tree produces juicy, yellow flesh that is delicious for fresh consumption, canning, and freezing. As a freestone peach, the flesh easily separates from the pit and softens upon ripening. These peaches, large and juicy, are perfect for both immediate enjoyment and home preservation, contributing to delectable creations like pies, cobblers, ice cream, and more.

In spring, the tree graces the surroundings with stunning pink blossoms. While self-pollinating, planting another peach tree nearby may enhance the size of your harvest.


Bloom ColorPink
Fruit ColorRed
Fruit SizeLarge
Soil CompositionLoamy
Soil pH Level6-7
Soil MoistureWell Drained-Average Moistness
Years to Bear2-4
Shade LevelFull Sun
Hardiness Zone Range5-8
Chill Hours800

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

Semi-Dwarf  3.5 – 4.5 m tall x 3.5 – 4.5 m wide (12 – 15′ tall x 12 – 15′ wide)

Recommended Spacing

Semi-Dwarf 3.5 – 4.5 m (12 – 15′)

Ship Height

Semi-Dwarf, Bare-root Ships 0.9 – 1.2 m tall (3-4′ tall) with a 9.5 mm (3/8″) trunk.
Semi-Dwarf Supreme, Bare-root Ships 1 – 1.5 m tall (4 – 5′ tall) and/or with a 15.5 mm (5/8″) trunk.
Supreme XL Semi-Dwarf EZ Start® Ships 1 – 1.5 m tall (4 – 5′ tall) with advanced root system in a 23x23x30.5 cm (9x9x12″) EZ Start® Pot.


This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You’ll get fruit with only one plant!

How do I find my Hardiness Zone?

Canada’s Plant Hardiness Zones will tell you which plants will do well in your particular climate. Each zone is determined by the lowest average winter temperature recorded in a given area. Hardiness Zone information is included on all tree and plant product pages, so you know instantly whether a certain plant is likely to succeed where you live. Natural Resources Canada provides helpful options to find your zone:

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