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Contender Peach Reachables®

Contender Peach Reachables®

  • Top choice for Northern gardeners
  • Sweet, flavorful freestone fruits
  • Tolerates late-spring frosts
  • Pretty blossoms in spring
  • Self-pollinating
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Product Description
After being introduced in 1988, Contender Peach Tree quickly became a favorite for Northern gardeners who love its cold-hardiness and tolerance to late-spring frosts. Others fell in love with its marvelously melting, sweet, freestone fruits. The extra-juicy fruits are excellent for eating fresh and making into jams, baking into pies and desserts. They hold up well for canning, too. Contender Peach Tree produces high yields of peaches that ripen in mid August. While self-pollinating, it may produce even more fruit when grown with another peach. Zones 4-8
Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Prunus persica 'Contender'
  • Season: Spring
  • Sun/Shade: Full Sun
  • Height: 216 - 240
  • Spacing: 12 - 15'
  • Zone: 4-8
  • Spread: 10 - 15'
  • Color:Pink
  • Foliage:Narrowly elliptic, glossy mid-green leaves, up to 6".
  • Blooms:Mid Spring, Late Spring
  • Yield: Reachables: 3/4 to 1 bushel at maturity. Our Reachables trees bear a small fruit crop in under two years-and larger crops in the subsequent years. Standard trees should bear fruit in 3 - 5 years depending on growing conditions.
  • Fruit: Marvelously melting, sweet, yellow flesh. Extra-juicy freestone fruit. Freestone peach.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate.
  • Pruning: Second and third year pruning determines shape and prevents development of bad crotches. Pruning of fruit trees is best done during the dormant period. Summer pruning, except for the removal of water sprouts or "suckers", tends to weaken the trees. The first year the height of the lowest branches should be established by cutting off ones that grow lower down on the trunk than desired. The remaining side limbs may be shortened but retained, if well distributed. No more than two should be left that arise near any one point on the trunk because of the danger of crowding and splitting later on. Peaches bear fruit on one year old limbs. Prune in an open vase form. Avoid several limbs growing from nearly the same point on the trunk or weak crotches will result. Space the principal limbs out over as much area of the trunk as possible.
  • Form: Fruit, Fruit Tree, Peach, Standard Peach, Reachables Peach
  • Flowers: Single petals, bowl-shaped flowers.
  • Pollinator: Self pollinating.
  • Size: Reachables [R] 2-4 Ft
Shipping Information

Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:


Spring 2022 Shipping Schedule
Zones Sweet Potatoes Potatoes Tomatoes & Peppers
1A-4A 5/23/22 - 6/3/22 3/28/22 - 6/10/22 5/23/22 - 6/3/22
4B 5/23/22 - 6/3/22 3/28/22 - 6/10/22 5/23/22 - 6/3/22
5A & B 5/16/22 - 6/3/22 3/14/22 - 6/10/22 5/16/22 - 6/3/22
6A 5/9/22 - 6/3/22 3/14/22 - 6/10/22 5/9/22 - 6/3/22
6B 5/9/22 - 6/3/22 2/28/22 - 6/10/22 5/9/22 - 6/3/22
7A 4/18/22 - 6/3/22 2/24/22 - 6/10/22 4/18/22 - 6/3/22
7B 4/18/22 - 6/3/22 2/21/22 - 6/10/22 4/18/22 - 6/3/22
8A 4/11/22 - 6/3/22 2/17/22 - 6/10/22 4/11/22 - 6/3/22
8B 4/11/22 - 6/3/22 2/14/22 - 6/10/22 4/11/22 - 6/3/22
9A - 10B 4/11/22 - 6/3/22 2/7/22 - 6/10/22 4/11/22 - 6/3/22
Last Order Date 5/30/2022 6/6/2022 5/30/2022

Spring 2022 Shipping Schedule
Zones Tender Annuals Fruit Trees Onion Plants
1A-4A 5/6/22 - 6/3/22 3/28/22 - 6/3/22 4/4/22 - 5/6/22
4B 5/6/22 - 6/3/22 3/28/22 - 6/3/22 3/28/22 - 5/6/22
5A 5/6/22 - 6/3/22 3/14/22 - 6/3/22 3/21/22 - 5/6/22
5B 5/2/22 - 6/3/22 2/28/22 - 6/3/22 3/21/22 - 5/6/22
6A 4/28/22 - 6/3/22 2/28/22 - 6/3/22 2/28/22 - 5/6/22
6B 4/25/22 - 6/3/22 2/28/22 - 6/3/22 2/21/22 - 5/6/22
7A 4/14/22 - 6/3/22 2/7/22 - 6/3/22 2/14/22 - 5/6/22
7B 4/11/22 - 6/3/22 2/7/22 - 6/3/22 2/7/22 - 5/6/22
8A & B 4/4/22 - 6/3/22 2/7/22 - 5/13/22 1/24/22 - 5/6/22
9A & B 3/28/22 - 6/3/22 2/7/22 - 5/13/22 1/3/22 - 5/6/22
10A & B 3/28/22 - 6/3/22 2/7/22 - 5/13/22 1/3/22 - 5/6/22
Last Order Date 5/30/2022 1A-6B: 5/30/2022
7A-7B: 5/20/2022
8A-10B: 5/9/2022
5/2/2022

Spring 2022 Shipping Schedule
Zones Bareroot Roses All other Perennials & Potted Plants Dormant Trees & Hedges
1A-4A 4/11/22 - 5/27/22 5/2/22 - 6/3/22 5/2/22 - 5/20/22
4B 4/11/22 - 5/27/22 5/2/22 - 6/3/22 5/2/22 - 5/20/22
5A 3/28/22 - 5/27/22 4/11/22 - 6/3/22 4/18/22 - 5/20/22
5B 3/14/22 - 5/27/22 3/28/22 - 6/3/22 3/28/22 - 5/20/22
6A 2/28/22 - 5/27/22 3/14/22 - 6/3/22 3/14/22 - 5/20/22
6B 2/28/22 - 5/27/22 2/28/22 - 6/3/22 3/7/22 - 5/20/22
7A 2/21/22 - 5/27/22 2/24/22 - 6/3/22 2/28/22 - 5/20/22
7B 2/21/22 - 5/27/22 2/21/22 - 6/3/22 2/21/22 - 5/20/22
8A 2/14/22 - 5/27/22 2/17/22 - 5/13/22 2/21/22 - 5/20/22
8B 2/14/22 - 5/27/22 2/14/22 - 5/13/22 2/14/22 - 4/29/22
9A & B 1/17/22 - 5/27/22 2/7/22 - 5/13/22 2/14/22 - 4/29/22
10A & B 1/17/22 - 5/27/22 2/7/22 - 5/13/22 2/7/22 - 4/29/22
Last Order Date 5/23/2022 1A-7B: 6/3/2022
8A-10B: 5/9/2022
1A-7B: 5/16/2022
8A-10B: 4/25/2022

Spring 2022 Shipping Schedule
Zones Nematodes Encapsulated Compost Worms Select Spring Items
1A - 2A 5/9/22 - 10/28/22 5/9/22 - 10/28/22 5/6/22 - 6/4/22
2B - 3B 4/25/22 - 10/28/22 4/25/22 - 10/28/22 5/6/22 - 6/4/22
4A - 5A 4/11/22 - 10/28/22 4/11/22 - 10/28/22 5/6/22 - 6/4/22
5B 4/11/22 - 10/28/22 4/11/22 - 10/28/22 5/2/22 - 6/4/22
6A 4/11/22 - 10/28/22 4/11/22 - 10/28/22 4/25/22 - 6/4/22
6B - 7A 4/4/22 - 10/28/22 4/4/22 -10/28/22 4/18/22 - 6/4/22
7B 3/7/22 - 10/28/22 3/7/22 - 10/28/22 4/18/22 - 6/4/22
8A - 8B 3/7/22 - 10/28/22 3/7/22 - 10/28/22 4/11/22 - 6/4/22
9A - 10B 2/21/22 -10/28/22 2/21/22 - 10/28/22 4/11/22 - 6/4/22
Last Order Date 10/24/2022 10/24/2022 5/31/2022

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order--via the U.S. Postal Service or United Parcel Service. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.

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