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As low as $99.95 was $124.94
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SKU
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A Peach Tree For Sub-Zero Temps!

So, you crave the sweet, juicy goodness of a homegrown Peach that you pick from your own tree in your own backyard, right? But, you live in a cold climate where it gets below zero in the winter and most Peach trees wither at the cold. Fresh Peaches are just a summer dream for you.

Until now.

Finally! A Peach tree that doesn't have to live in the South to survive. Contender Peach, Prunus persica 'Contender', is the first Peach tree for the home gardener that will survive in the North. This Peach will thrive where temperatures fall well below zero.

Contender is an exceptionally hardy tree that will reliably give you loads of big, sweet, juicy fruit. It constantly wins for flavor at taste trials, so we know it will win for taste at your home! To top it off, the trees are disease-resistant and self-pollinating.

Even though the fruit is the main thing, they are also very beautiful trees in the garden. In the spring they are covered in pink flowers that attract butterflies and bees. They are sized just right for home gardens, too. Staying smaller and easy to reach, Contender will fit into any garden, large or small.

Make your dreams a reality. Order Contender Peach for your garden today!

  • Very Cold Hardy Peach
  • Survives Cold Temperatures
  • Self-Fertile, Fragrant Pink Spring Blooms
  • Delicious Juicy Fruit

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

About Plant Sentry™

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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep.

Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Contender Peach Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Botanical Name Prunus persica 'Contender'
Foliage Deciduous
Mature Height 15 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 8 - 10 feet
Soil Type Rich, well drained soil
Moisture Water deeply to establish, then as needed especially during fruit development
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Fruiting Time Summer