SCIENTIFIC NAME: Prunus 'Contender'
COMMON NAME: Peach
GARDEN SIZE: 15 ft. x 15 ft.
USDA ZONE: 4-8
EXPOSURE: Full Sun
WATER & SOIL: Loamy & well drained soil
HABIT (FORM): Deciduous, Semi-dwarf
BLOOM TIME: Mid-spring bloomer; high tolerance to late spring frosts
HARVEST TIME: August (Mid-Summer)
CHILLING HOURS: 1050; Cold hardy
FRUIT: Sweet & juicy; Flesh is yellow & free of the stone; resistant to bacterial spot
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