Cresthaven Peach Tree Overview
The Cresthaven peach tree produces almost fuzzless all-purpose peaches. Not only can you enjoy them off the tree, but you can also freeze them make preserves. Additionally it has freestone peaches which have flesh that separate easily from the pit compared to clingstones which cling to the pit. Moreover, they were developed in South Haven, Michigan and released in 1963.
Just like some other peach trees, the Cresthaven peach tree prefers fertile, loamy, well-draining soils. It can grow well in hardiness zones 5-8. Moreover these peaches will ripen in August. When they flower, they will decorate the landscape with a bouquet of aromatic, pink blossoms. In fact they bloom late and thus avoid the damage from a spring frost. Lastly, it needs around 800 chill hours in order to properly set fruit. Chill hours are the average hours of air temperature between 32° and 45° F in a typical winter season.
- Uses: Eating fresh, canning, freezing, cooking, preserving, deserts
- Taste/Texture: Firm, juicy, sweet
- Size: Medium – large round fruit
- Color: Yellow flesh. The skin is yellow with a scarlet blush.
- Height: This tree will reach 12-15ft if pruned well. If it is not pruned well it can reach 25 feet tall.
- Type: Freestone
- Hardiness Zones: 5-8
- Harvest period: August
- Chill Hours: 800
- Pollination: Although the Cresthaven peach tree is self-pollinating, which means it can produce fruit without the help of other trees, the fruiting can improve when you plant other peach varieties close by.
- Diseases: In order to prevent diseases like leaf curl and brown rot, spraying is a good idea.
- Cultivation: These peach trees need loamy, well-drained, fertile soils, and full sun.