Redhaven Peach Tree Overview
The Redhaven peach tree has become one of the world’s most commonly planted peach tree. Not only is it easy to grow, but it is also frost hardy. Additionally the fruit is large and delicious. Although it has good resistance to bacterial leaf spot, it is susceptible to peach leaf curl, brown rot, oriental fruit moth and peach twig borer. The Redhaven peach tree was developed in the late 1930’s in southwest Michigan. If you would like more information on how to plant and grow this tree, see our guide.
As with other peach trees, you will need to water the Redhaven peach tree once a week during its first year and during the fruiting season. If there is drought, you can water more frequently. This tree needs moist but well-draining soil. In order to retain the moisture, you can place mulch around the tree. Additionally, be sure to clear the weeds next to the tree since this will decrease the competition for nutrients. You can harvest when the fruit is yellow, the flesh gives slightly and the peach pulls away from the tree easily.
- Uses: Eating fresh, canning, freezing and deserts
- Taste: Firm flesh with a delicious, juicy taste
- Size: Large
- Color: Red with a yellow base
- Type: Freestone
- Hardiness Zones: 5-9
- Chill Hours: 800-900
- Harvest period: Early to mid July
- Pollination: Self-Pollinating
- Cultivation: This peach tree grows best in full sun with loamy well drained soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0. It is vigorous and productive and will need thinning. It is also resistant to leaf spot.