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Harvester Peach Trees for Sale Online
As its name suggests, the Harvester Peach Tree is a high-producing peach tree with fruit that is juicy and delicious. It is a very popular variety with commercial growers, but homeowners love this peach as well because it is self-pollinating - you don’t need numerous peach trees to grow peaches right in your own backyard.
|Mature Height:||15 to 20 feet|
|Mature width:||10 to 15 feet|
|Classification:||Broad-leaved deciduous tree, spring flowering|
|Habit:||Spreading, umbrella shaped canopy|
|Fruit Color:||Red and yellow|
|Pruning Season:||Late winter|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirement:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||One of the best peaches for eating fresh or storing|
How to Care for Harvester Peach Tree
Before you buy a Harvester Peach Tree, make sure to read all of the recommended care instructions to keep your young tree healthy and thriving.
How should I plant my Harvester Peach Tree?
Make sure to plant Harvester Peach Trees at least 6 - 8 feet apart. We suggest when planting your newly purchased Harvester Peach Tree that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole.
How often should I water Harvester Peach Trees?
After back filling and lightly compacting the mix of existing soil and compost, give your new Harvester Peach Tree a slow, deep watering. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5 a three gallon pot would be 15 and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day for the next month at least. Gator Bags are a good investment since they take the work out of managing a watering schedule.
How should I fertilize a peach tree?
Trees such as a Harvester Peach Tree grow best if they are fertilized lightly in the spring once frost has passed with a well-balanced, extended-release, fertilizer such as Espoma Tree-tone. Fertilize your Harvester Peach Tree again 6 to 8 weeks later to encourage denser, faster, healthier growth. We recommend Bio-Tone fertilizer when planting. Organic additions to the soil can also be combined with a shot of chemical fertilizer for maximum effect.
What type of mulch does a Harvester Peach Tree require?
We highly recommend that you mulch your peach tree in order to keep the roots an even temperature in the sun and to block any weeds or other plants that will compete for resources with your young tree. Any type of mulch will do but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they breakdown. A 2 to 3 inch layer of mulch is sufficient, but take care not to cover any part of the young trunk of the plant with mulch. It is better to leave a one inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the plant.