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Peach Tree, ‘Red Haven’

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The ‘Red Haven’ peach is consistently the best tasting peach around! These are luscious peaches that have an almost ‘fuzzless’ skin over firm, creamy yellow flesh. Just imagine biting into a huge red peach that is filled with sweet and juicy golden colored pulp. The fruit is medium to large size and is just right for fresh snacks, canning or freezing. It’s heavy-bearing, cold-hardy, and resists leaf spot, and the fruit is spectacular. The ‘Red Haven’ peach tree is fast growing and can produce as early as the 2nd season, giving you an abundance of fruit quickly. Best of all, it’s surprisingly easy to grow. Fragrant blossoms will add beauty to the tree in springtime, and ‘Red Haven’ peaches ripen in late July.

The peach is the most adaptable of all fruit trees for home gardens. When planting, they should be spaced to allow a spread of 20 feet. At 3 or 4 years of age they begin to bear large crops and reach peak productivity at 8 to 12 years. Peaches need clear, hot weather during their growing season and require well-drained soil as well as a regular fertilizing program. They also require heavier pruning than any other fruit trees to maintain size and encourage new growth. Most peach varieties are self-pollinating, not requiring a second tree. Cannot tolerate extreme winter cold or late frost. Peach leaf curl, brown rot, peach scab and peach tree borer can be a problem.

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Plant Details +

Height 15-20' or as pruned
Spacing 15-20'
Hardiness 5-8, -10º to -20ºF
Attracts Butterflies, Wildlife, Visual Attention, Songbirds / Birds
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Green
Fruit Bright Red
Harvest Late July

General Information +

Botanical: Prunus persica 'Red Haven'

Cultivator Type: Peach, 'Red Haven'

Tip: The all-time favorite Peach for both canning and eating fresh. It's heavy bearing, cold hardy, and resists leaf spot, and the fruit is spectacular. Water regularly during first growing season to establish deep root system.

Use: Almost fuzz-less skin over firm, creamy yellow flesh. Freestone. Fruits, Landscape, Trees.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pollinator: Self-pollinating

Moisture: Water regularly as needed.

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. 1. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. 2. Set the tree in place so the crown (part of the tree where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. 3. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.

Fruit Tree Production: Planting Conditions: When choosing a site to plant your fruit tree(s), there are several factors to consider. 1. Consider the MATURE SIZE of the tree when picking a location and provide adequate space for the tree to mature. A good rule of thumb is to space trees ½ of their mature spread, i.e., if a tree has a mature spread of 20', plant each tree no closer than 10'. Also keep this in mind when planting near structures. 2. Fruit trees prefer full sun. Do not plant trees under other shade trees or near tall structures that will cast shade upon the tree. 3. Plant in well drained soil. Fruit trees do not like to have "wet-feet", in other words, they do not like to be in soils that drain slowly or hold water. Pollination When fruit trees produce a large spring bloom, it does not guarantee a plentiful harvest. Successful pollination must occur to produce viable seed, which leads to the development of fruit. There are several ways in which pollination can occur: some fruit trees are "self-pollinating", others are partially self-fertile and require another tree to provide pollen, usually from the same type of tree but a different variety. Pollination Tips: 1. Plant two or more varieties of the same tree. This is the most reliable way of ensuring successful fruit. This is a good idea even with trees that are self-fertile as more fruit set is likely when they are cross-pollinated. 2. Attract bees to your yard. Bees are the number one source for pollination in all fruits. 3. Avoid using insecticides. Although insecticides can benefit by killing harmful garden pests, they also can kill beneficial insects (bees) and therefore should be used only when absolutely necessary. It is NEVER recommended to use insecticides near your fruit trees when they are in bloom. Growing 1. Thin Fruit. After fruit set, if the tree has produced a large amount of fruit and when the fruits are still small, remove 20-35% of the fruits. This will allow the plant to put all of its energy into the remaining fruits, which will in turn produce larger and healthier fruit. If thinning is not done and the plant produces an over-abundance of fruit, it sometimes will throw the tree into a biennial (every other year) producer. Therefore, it is important to thin fruit when the tree produces a large amount of fruit. 2. Rake Leaves. Do not allow fruit tree leaves to fall and remain on the ground under your trees. They can produce spores that can be harmful to the fruit tree. It is important to remove the leaves in the fall before winter. 3. Pruning. Prune during late winter or early spring before the tree breaks dormancy. It is recommended to prune trees on a yearly basis. 4. Cultural Practices. In areas that mice and rabbits are a problem, wrap the trunk of the tree with a quality tree wrap. Also, avoid mechanical injury with weed-eaters and lawn mowers as damaging the bark near the base of the tree can limit fruit production, stunt growth, and in some cases lead to the death of the tree.