SCIENTIFIC NAME: Prunus 'Elberta'
COMMON NAME: Peach
GARDEN SIZE: 15 ft. x 15 ft.
USDA ZONE: 5-8
EXPOSURE: Full Sun
WATER & SOIL: Loamy & well drained soil
HABIT (FORM): Deciduous, Semi-dwarf
BLOOM TIME: Mid-spring bloomer
HARVEST TIME: Late August (Mid-Summer)
CHILLING HOURS: 950
FRUIT: Juicy & sweet; Flesh is yellow/crimson & free of the stone; resistant to brown rot
CARE: Prune when dormant. Thin out quantity early in season for larger fruit; Pre-Bloom Spray- dormant oils as well as fungicides for peach leaf curl and other diseases, plus insecticides for early season insect control; Bloom Sprays- blossom blight, bacterial spot, peach scab, brown rot are examples of disorders that require special sprays during blossom. Bees are essential for good pollination; do not apply insecticides when bees are active to protect them
USES: Good for fresh eating, canning and freezing