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Peach 'Elberta'

Prunus persica 'Elberta'

Also known as

Perske (Afr.)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Frequent watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

9m

Max

9m

4m

Min

4m

3 years to reach maturity

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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

    A photo of Garlic

    Garlic

    Allium sativum

    A photo of Tansy

    Tansy

    Tanacetum vulgare

    A photo of Marigold

    Marigold

    Tagetes erecta

    A photo of Sweet Basil

    Sweet Basil

    Ocimum basilicum

    How to propagate Peach 'Elberta'

    Seed

    Sow seed in Spring after a cold period of about 3 months. Graft or bud the cultivar you would like to harvest on these.

    Cuttings

    Varieties are grafted or budded onto rootstocks.

    Special features of Peach 'Elberta'

    Attracts useful insects

    Bees pollinate the blossoms.

    Attracts birds

    Attractive flowers

    The pink blossoms appear before the leaves making a beautiful show.

    Other uses of Peach 'Elberta'

    Edible

    The fruit is edible fresh, dried, cooked or preserved.

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