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Peach Contender #5

SKU: 19044

A beautiful fruit tree, bearing juicy golden freestone peaches that are flushed with red; showy pink flowers in spring on a low, spreading habit; susceptible to late spring freezes and disease, needs full sun and well-drained soil

$69.99

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Contender Peach is a small tree that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. It produces gold round fruit (technically ‘drupes’) with a scarlet blush and yellow flesh which are usually ready for picking in mid summer. Note that the fruits have hard inedible pits inside which must be removed before eating or processing. The fruits have a sweet taste and a juicy texture.

Contender Peach is smothered in stunning clusters of fragrant pink flowers with burgundy calyces along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive rose flower buds before the leaves. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The narrow leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruits are showy gold drupes with a scarlet blush, which are carried in abundance in mid summer. The fruit can be messy if allowed to drop on the lawn or walkways, and may require occasional clean-up.

This is a deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two

Additional information

Dimensions 12-15 × 12-15 in
Botanical Name

Prunus 'Contender'

Height

12-15'

Width

12-15'

Deer Resistance

N

Attracts Pollinators

Y

Photo Credit

Net PS

Ted Lare Garden Center

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