Contender Peach Tree


Contender peach is  a high-quality, consistent-cropping, yel­low-fleshed freestone variety,  which ripens three weeks after Redhaven. Not only does the tree bear reliably and consistently, but it is also regarded as having the tastiest fruits. In addition to eating the contender peaches fresh, you can also use them for baking and canning. Moreover, the fruits won’t go brown before their time and the occasional late spring frost won’t destroy the crop.

General Tree Height/Caliper: Most of our fruit trees (apple, peach, apricot, plum, pear, nectarine, quince, and cherry) are grafted/budded and are 4-6' tall with a caliper/diameter of about 1/4-3/4". Most have more than 5' height and 1/2" diameter. The other trees are seedlings, such as pawpaw, mulberry, persimmon, shade, berry, and flowering trees which range from 18-36" tall.

A rootstock primarily controls a tree's size and how early it bears fruit. Learn more about our specific rootstocks.