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Contender Peach

Prunus persica 'Contender'

Pronunciation: PROO-nus PER-see-kuh
SKU #44242

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Description Exceptionally cold hardy and tolerant of late spring frosts, this is an ideal peach for colder northern climates. Showy pink spring blooms yield a heavy crop of freestone fruit with firm, juicy, yellow flesh in late summer. Self-fertile. Recommended chill: 1050 hours.
Light Full sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Spring, late summer fruit.
Mature Size Reaches 12 to 15 ft. tall and wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Edible
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Care Provide humus-rich, slightly acidic, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during the first few first growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune to thin during dormant season; this results in new growth that produces the flowers and fruit.

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