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Prunus persica 'Contender'

Common Name(s):
Contender peach
Categories:
Edible Plants, Trees
Comment:

It is a great cold-hardy cultivar that can adapt to temperature falls below zero. It is developed in Raleigh, NC. Self-pollinating with heavy bearing each year.

Height:
8-10 ft.
Flower:
The pink flower blooms in the spring and attracts bees.
Zones:
4-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Full sum. Loamy, well drained to average moistness soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0.
Edibility:
It produces medium-sized, freestone, red fruit. The flesh is firm, sweet and juicy. Non-browning with excellent quality. Ripens in mid to late August.
Width:
8-10 ft.
Leaf:
The leaves are lanceolate shaped, 3-6 inches in length and 0.8-1.2 inches broad. Pinnately veined.
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 2978

Prunus persica 'Contender' Close up of fruit
Photo by Jackson's Orchard, CC BY - 2.0
Prunus persica 'Contender' Pile of peaches
Photo by Jackson's Orchard, CC BY - 2.0