Prunus persica 'Elberta'
Also known as
3 years to reach maturity
Trees flower towards the beginning of Spring. Peaches are picked towards mid to late Summer.
Peach 'Elberta' Overview
Peach trees are small and deciduous. They need about 500 chilling units to produce good fruit. For best results ask a local nursery for advice on choosing the best variety and rootstock for your garden. Elberta is a free-stone peach with yellow flesh. Its skin is yellow with a strong red blush.
Common problems with Peach 'Elberta'
Elberta is insect and disease free.
Peach 'Elberta' Companion Plants
How to propagate Peach 'Elberta'
Sow seed in Spring after a cold period of about 3 months. Graft or bud the cultivar you would like to harvest on these.
Varieties are grafted or budded onto rootstocks.
Special features of Peach 'Elberta'
Attracts useful insects
Bees pollinate the blossoms.
The pink blossoms appear before the leaves making a beautiful show.
Other uses of Peach 'Elberta'
The fruit is edible fresh, dried, cooked or preserved.