Early Elberta Peach Tree

Product Description

The Early Elberta Peach tree is an earlier ripening variety of the world famous Elberta Peach.

The Prunus persica Early Elberta is a yellow freestone peach variety that produces large, firm peaches with a yellow and red blush skin and white flesh. The Early Elberta Peach taste can be described as sweet and juicy. It has an early August harvest date which is earlier than most other peaches. Enjoy your fruit sooner!

Bright pink flowers open up in the early spring and contrast the dark green foliage of the tree. Fruit will begin to appear in the spring and summer growing season. Ripe fruit will be ready to pick in late summer and is ready for fresh eating. Since the tree is deciduous it will lose its leaves over the winter.

The Early Elberta freestone peach is a great addition to any backyard orchard, as a specimen tree, or even in a container where space is limited in your home garden. The peaches are absolutely delicious and can be made into a peach cobbler, pie, or preserves!

How to Take Care of a Peach Tree

Grow this cold hardy peach tree across the United States in USDA hardiness zones 5-9. The Early Elberta Peach chill hour requirement is at least 600 hours and it is perfect for northern states. It prefers full sun for best fruit production.

Moist, well draining soil that is rich in organic matter is best to keep this peach tree healthy. An annual application of slow release fertilizer will benefit the tree for structural growth and increasing fruit yield. Water thoroughly the first year of planting to establish a strong root system and during the fruiting period to avoid blossom drop.

The mature size of the Early Elbert Peach tree is up to 15-20 feet tall and wide at full maturity. It is considered a semi-dwarf peach tree variety. You can prune this fruit tree in late winter or early spring to maintain the desired size and shape.

It is a self fertile peach tree but having other peach trees nearby will increase cross pollination and fruit quality. These are not bare root trees, they are rooted in their nursery container in soil.

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Check out our Peach Planting Guide for more information about planting, growing, and harvesting peaches.

Botanical Name

Prunus persica 'Early Elberta'

Sunlight Full Sun
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Mature Height 15-25 ft
Mature Width 15-20 ft
Growing Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Growing Zones
Special Features
  • Delicious, edible peaches
  • Low maintenance
  • Early season ripening

Shipping Info

Once your Early Elberta Peach Tree order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

upside down test

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

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Care

Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

Planting Instructions:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright.  Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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