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Peach 'Elberta'

Prunus persica 'Elberta'

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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.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Trees flower towards the beginning of Spring. Peaches are picked towards mid to late Summer.

Propagation

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

Attracts useful insects
Bees pollinate the blossoms.
Attractive flowers
The pink blossoms appear before the leaves making a beautiful show.

Geography

Origin
China. Elberta was a seedling cultivar growing well in USA state Alabama from the town Elberta.
Natural climate
Mediterranean

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Wet
Soil type
Loam, Sand, Clay
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Uses

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

Personality

Family
Rosaceae
Flower colour
Dark Pink to Purple
Scent
Mild

Problems

Elberta is insect and disease free.

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