Peach – Early Red Haven

$120.00

This yellow-fleshed peach that ripens early- to mid-season can achieve very good flavours.  A semi-freestone peach – the flesh comes away cleanly from the stone. Tree is heavy-bearing and easy to grow and maintain. Blooms late to avoid spring frosts. Branches have a spreading nature. Originates from South Haven, Michigan. Disease-resistant to leaf spot and has some resistance to peach-leaf curl. Self-pollinating. Hardy to Zone 5.

 

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Description

Botanical Name
Prunus persica ‘Redhaven’

Family
Rosaceae

Spacing
Grows 4 m (13′) tall and 4 m wide.

Depth
Prepare a hole that is about twice the size of the root mass. Dig in one bucketful of well-rotted organic material before planting.

Requirements
Well-drained, loamy soil with a pH of 6-7. Full sun, and a well-protected site.

Pests
Common pests are the peach tree borer, while common diseases include brown rot and peach scab. Brown rot is a fungal disease of stone fruit which is more prevalent during wet, humid weather.

Timing
Plant during the dormant season from November to March. Autumn is ideal as the soil is still warm.

Growing
Water newly-planted trees frequently as they establish in their first spring and summer, and before the onset of drought, when mature trees may need watering too. This is particularly important when the fruit starts to swell. Mulch around the rooting area with a 5-cm (2″) layer of well-rotted manure, in March and early April.

Harvest
Mid-season

Season
Perennial