Early Redhaven Peach Tree Overview
The Early Redhaven peach tree is a semi-freestone tree, ideal if you want a juicy, firm peach which ripens in the early-mid season. Originating from South Haven, Michigan, Early Redhaven is a mutation of Redhaven and ripens about two weeks before. Not only does the tree bear high quality firm fruit with a beautiful red blush, but these fruits will also be perfect for canning. When the peach trees start to bloom in the early spring, your garden will be decorated with beautiful, fragrant, pink flowers. We grow this peach tree on Lovell rootstock, one of the regular peach tree rootstocks. If you would like more information on how to plant and grow this tree, see our guide.
- Uses: Eating fresh and canning
- Taste: Firm with a rich sweet taste
- Fruit Size: Medium – large
- Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height
- Color: Yellowish red skin with a red blush, yellow-fleshed
- Type: Semi-freestone
- Hardiness Zones: 5-8
- Harvest period: Early – mid season, early August
- Pollination: Self-Pollinating, although crop increases when planting another tree nearby
- Cultivation: This peach tree grows best in full sun with loamy well drained soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0. Not only will it bear fruit 2-3 years after planting, but it is also productive and easy to maintain. However, it must be pruned in order for the crop to grow well.
- Diseases: The tree is resistant to bacterial leaf spot and has some resistance to peach leaf curl. Copper sprays can help protect this tree form diseases such as canker.