Peach, 'Red Haven'
Variety description: An old, reliable cultivar for northern peach growers. Introduced in 1940 by the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station in 1940. Rounded, medium sized fruit are overlaid with a deep red cast. Yellow flesh; sweet and juicy. Early ripening, usually in mid-August in Connecticut.
Trees are vigorous and spreading. Self-pollinating and highly productive. Requires thinning.
Site requirements: Full sun location. Peaches will grow in a range of soil types provided the planting location is well drained. Soil pH of 6.0-7.0 is required.
Size at maturity: 12-15'.
Pests and diseases: Susceptible to Cytospora canker. Plum curculio never passes up a good apricot.
Hardiness: USDA zones 5-9.
Plant size: 1 year old grafted tree, 2-3' with strong central leader. Organically grown by Cricket Hill Garden, in compliance with CT NOFA Farmer's Pledge.
When we ship: Available for FALL 2017 shipping.