Peach trees will grow in zones 4-8 depending on variety and micro climate.
The very popular peach, Elbert a for example will grow from zones 5-9. However the best zones are 6 and 7.
Peaches are so good to eat they have songs writeen about them and even record albums named after them. 'Eat a Peach' said the Allman Bros Band. 'Plant a little garden - eat a lot of peaches' sings John Prine.
Peaches are popular fresh, dried and in cans, however fresh is best.
Contender is a freestone (as against clingstone) that is available as a semi dwarf variety, excellent for smaller areas.
McKay is available as a dwarf, excellent for growing in containers.
Peach Tree Varieties
- Elberta Peach
- Burbank's choice Peach
- Carolina Belle Peach
- 4th of July Peach
- Cream of the Crop Peach
- Crimson Rocket Peach
- Desertgold Peach
- GaLa Peach
- Polar Peach
- Redhaven Peach
- Reliance Peach.
Peach trees are for sale online from the following growers
STARK Bro's NURSERIES& ORCHARDS Co.
PO Box 1800 Louisiana MO 63353 - phone: 1-800-325-4180
Originators of Red and Golden Delicious apples. Full line of fruit, Apricots, Berries, Cherries, Nectarines, Pears, Grapes, Nuts, shade and flowering trees, shrubs roses and small fruits.