Peach Tree - Harken
A Perfect Peach
the Harken Peach, Prunus persica 'Harken', is the best flavored peach! It is hardy and widely adaptable from Canada and grows best in zones 5-9.
Harken is very sweet and bears a regular crop of large freestone peaches. For canning, pick fruit before it is table ripe.
The peach tree is admired as much for its beauty and fragrant blossoms as it is for its fruit. The peach blossoms appear late winter and early spring along grey branches, before leaves emerge.
Large, round, sighly fuzzy, yellow peaches with red blush and yellow flesh ripen in August. At 3 or 4 years of age it begins to bear large crops and reach peak productivity at 8 to 12 years.
Peaches need clear, hot weather during their growing season and require well-drained soil as well as a regular fertilizing program.
It is an extremely vigorous tree, attaining a mature size of 18' and an equal spread. It requires fertile, well drained soils. They also require heavier pruning than any other fruit trees to maintain size and encourage new growth.
*Round Fruit with Yellow Flesh
|Family||Prunus persica 'harken'|
|Mature Height||Standard: 15 - 25 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|
|Bloom Period||Mid spring|
|Pollinator Required||None Required|