The Cresthaven Peach Tree
  • Pollinator Required ? No
  • Type : semi-dwarf
  • Characteristics : freestone
  • Mature Height : 14-20 feet
  • Support Required : No
  • Bloom Period : Late April
  • Sun Exposure : Full Sun
  • Will Produce Fruit In: 3-5 years
  • Harvest Period : Late Aug
  • Soil Type : all types
  • Zones : 5 - 9

The Cresthaven Peach Tree - Prunus persica 'Cresthaven' :

The Cresthaven Peach tree produces a very firm, highly colored red fruit. The Cresthaven peach is yellow fleshed and shows considerable red around the pit.

This tree is very productive and is also a freestone. The clear, firm flesh is resistant to browning and the skin is smooth but tough.

The Cresthaven grows best in zones 5 to 9

Zone 5 -10 Degrees °F to -20 Degrees °F
Zone 9 +30 Degrees °F to +20 Degrees °F
Fruit Tree Hardiness Zones Map

Peach Tree History

The scientific name persica, along with the word "peach" itself and its cognates in many European languages, derives from an early European belief that peaches were native to Persia (now Iran). The modern botanical consensus is that they originate in China, and were introduced to Persia and the Mediterranean region along the Silk Road before Christian times.

Cultivated peaches are divided into "freestone" and "clingstone" cultivars, depending on whether the flesh sticks to the stone or not; both kinds can have either white or yellow flesh. Peaches with white flesh typically are very sweet with little acidity, while yellow-fleshed peaches typically have an acidic tang coupled with sweetness, though this also varies greatly.

Both colors often have some red on their skin. Low-acid white-fleshed peaches are the most popular kinds in China, Japan, and neighboring Asian countries, while Europeans and North Americans have historically favored the acidic, yellow-fleshed kinds. Info source

Design © 2000 - 20025