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Cresthaven Peach Prunus persica 'Cresthaven'

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PROO-nus PER-se-kuh
Description

This is a heavy-bearing cultivar. It is also cold-hardy. Self-pollinating and resistant to leaf-spot. It needs thinning because of the multi-buds in the spring to ensure better fruit-set.

 

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Prunus
    Species:
    persica
    Family:
    Rosaceae
    Edibility:
    It produces medium to large sized, golden to yellow over red fruit. It is nearly fuzzless. The firm yellow flesh is freestone, and it resists browning. Great for eating fresh, canning or cooking.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 10 ft. 0 in. - 14 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 8 ft. 0 in. - 12 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    It produces medium to large sized, golden to yellow over red fruit. It is nearly fuzzless. The firm yellow flesh is freestone, and it resists browning. Great for eating fresh, canning or cooking. Ripens in mid-late August.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Flower Description:
    Pink flower in the spring with many buds.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    The leaves are lanceolate shaped, 3-6 inches in length and 0.8-1.2 inches broad. Pinnately veined.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses