A freestone peach with bright yellow flesh, 'Contender' is very cold hardy and tolerant of late spring frosts. The sweet, extra juicy fruit ripens in mid to late August. This is a self-pollinating variety.
Great For: Fresh Eating Preserves
SUN: 6+ hours
SOIL: Dry Moist Sandy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Spring
Growth Rate: Rapid
Shape: Vase Wide
Feeding: Lime Plant-tone
Fall Color: Pink
What Do the Sizes Mean on Trees and Shrubs?
Generally, the bigger the number, the bigger the price, the bigger the plant.
Plants with a number sign (#) followed by a number are roughly equivalent to gallon pot sizes (i.e. #2 = 2 gallon, #3 = 3 gallon and so on). These plants are sold in containers.
Plants with a height (i.e. 5-6') indicate an estimate of the current height of the plant.
Plants measured in inches (i.e. 2.5") indicate the caliper (trunk width) of the plant.
Plants measured by caliper (inches) are generally larger than plants measured in height (feet).
Plants with B&B in the size are sold as balled and burlap (not in a container).
For more information, please see this video that will show you examples and tips on selecting trees and shrubs.