Harken Peach Tree

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Award-Winning Flavor Harken Peach Tree

  • Delightful Fuzzy Large Peach
  • Bright Golden Yellow Skin & Red Blush
  • Creamy Yellow Flesh
  • Very Sweet Freestone Fruit
  • Resists Browning
  • Spring Floral Display of Fragrant Pink Blossoms
  • Self-Pollinating
  • Mid-Season Outstanding Harvest
  • Fresh Eating, Canning, Pies & Preserves!
  • Hardy & Widely Adaptable
  • Cold Hardy & Heat and Humidity Tolerant
  • Award-Winning!
  • 500-600 Chill Hours

Your Harken Peach Tree (Prunus persica 'Harken') is best known for the superior quality of peach it produces mid-season. Each delightfully fuzzy, large peach has bright red, yellow-mottled skin. The flesh is yellow, very sweet and resistant to browning, so it is perfect for fresh eating!

Harken bears a regular crop of freestone peaches suitable for canning and other uses. However, its favorite use is often eating it right from the tree! For optimal storage of for canning, pick fruit before it is table ripe.

The Harken Peach Tree is admired almost as much for its beauty and fragrant blossoms as it is for its fruit. The delicate pink peach blossoms appear in late winter-early spring along the subtle grey branches, even before the leaves emerge. It's an exciting beginning to the upcoming harvest.

All in all, Harken Peach is an outstanding ornamental choice for a lovely fruit tree that also produces exceptionally delicious peaches.

How to Use Harken Peach Tree In The Landscape

Plant one in an open, sunny area insight of an often-passed window so you're sure to see your perfect peaches ripen on this beautiful fruit tree.

Spring brings a floral display of stunningly beautiful pink flowers. Fragrant and swarming with pollinators, you’ll love basking beneath their beauty.

You’ll want to find room for this tree! Prune smaller for easy harvest and to easily tuck into any sized garden! A fantastic specimen tree or anchor for your side yard gardens, and of course, any home orchard!

The long, narrow and pointed leaves have a slight ripple to them, making the summer form a gorgeous addition to the landscape! Casting shade over your garden beds and seating areas, park a lawn chair or picnic blanket beneath the spreading branches and relax in the cooling shade!

The fruit is fantastic for fresh eating, but the creamy yellow flesh also creates wonderful dessert sauces, delicious smoothies and preserves for all your favorite recipe needs!

#ProPlantTips For Care

Hardy in USDA growing zones 5-9, these are both cold and heat tolerant trees. This deciduous fruit tree needs full sun to do its best. Requiring at least 6 hours of sunlight per day.

Best in rich, well-drained soil, this Peach tree is widely adaptable. Harken is self-fruitful, so you can start with just one tree if you like.

Requiring moderate, yet consistent moisture, while drought-resistant once established, it’s crucial to protect your investment by watering the root ball regularly. Water young trees very well until they are established, and after, provide supplemental watering during fruiting, during summers and in times of drought.

Prune in summer to control the size, remove suckers and water growth, but prune in winter to open the canopy to sunlight and air circulation, and to remove damaged, dead or diseased branching. Head over to our Garden Blog for more tips and tricks for caring for your Peach tree!

Want to try something that is incredibly unique and will bring loads of interest and curb appeal to your landscape? Try your hand at pruning your tree into an Espalier form!

Harken Peach is an extremely vigorous tree and will bear large crops. With highly ornamental qualities and gorgeous blooms, Harken Peach Tree is a fantastic choice for your orchard! Order at NatureHills.com soon, before they sell out!

Peach Tree Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take for Harken Peach Trees to bear fruit?

Nature Hills Nursery sells fruit trees with mature root systems that are already three to four years old, so you’ll enjoy fruit sooner than you would with younger trees! Expect a young peach tree to begin fruiting by the 3rd year after you plant it.

How Fast Do Harken Peach Trees Grow?

Be sure to plant your peach in a sunny and well-drained location. Once your Harken (Prunus persica 'Harken') has been established (after the first year), it can typically add 12-18 inches of new growth in a growing season. If your plants are adding less than that in a season, it may be worth your while to check the fertility level.

Where do Harken Peach Trees Grow Best?

Peach trees grow best in well-drained, fertile soil in at least 6 hours of full sun per day or more.

Do You Need 2 Peach Trees to Produce Fruit?

All peach trees are self-fertile, however planting more than one peach tree that blooms at about the same time, boosts yields on both trees and extends your harvest time!

Harvest Times for Harken Peach Trees

Harkens are typically ready to harvest in July. Keep in mind exact harvest times are subject to change depending on the hardiness zones they’re being grown in.

Early-Season? Mid-Season? Late-Season? The terminology can be confusing for new peach tree growers. Weather, climate and your tree determine when it’s ripe.

When Should Harken Peach Tree be Planted?

Bareroot peach trees can be planted in spring when they are available in your area. Container-grown peach trees can be very successfully transplanted all throughout the growing season. Check for first and last frost dates for your area with your local County Extension Office.

  • Plant bareroot peach trees in the early spring.
  • Plant container-grown trees anytime the ground is not frozen by digging a hole as deep as the soil line and twice as wide.

How Do I Find Harken Peach Trees for Sale Near Me?

Make your life easier and your yard happier by shopping for peach trees at NatureHills.com online fruit tree nursery. You’ll find a massive selection of fruit trees for sale, including many lovely peach tree varieties!

Choose the right tree for your area by first finding your USDA growing zone by entering your zip code in the field above the Plant Highlights section on our product pages. Narrow down your options by plant hardiness zone, sun availability, and size requirements.

Place your order, knowing it’s backed by the Nature Hills Nursery product guarantee and protected by Plant Sentry™, which helps ensure regulated plant materials aren’t sent to prohibited areas.

Expect to receive your plants at the appropriate planting time for your growing zone when temperatures are safest for those plants that ship in fall, winter, or early spring.

Shop the selection of mature peach trees for sale at Nature Hills Nursery and place your order for Harken Peach Tree today.

What shipping options do you offer?

NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won’ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Harken Peach Tree for Sale for sale here at NatureHills.com!

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

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

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 .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 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
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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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. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Flavorful Harken Peach is Cold-Hardy

The Harken Peach is another high-quality introduction from the world-famous Harrow Research and Development Centre in Harrow, Ontario. Since 1909, Harrow has introduced some of the most important fruit varieties for the cold climate growers and Harken is one of their best.

A relatively new selection originating as a cross between Redskin Elberta and the Sunhaven Peach, Harken was introduced in 1970 after it was sent for extensive testing by W.D Armstrong and Frank Street, of the University of Kentucky.

Showing better disease resistance compared to the popular Red Haven Peach, and with more uniform ripening, Harken was introduced to the commercial market as a hardy selection for cold climate growers.

Aside from being hardy, Harken quickly was recognized for its fine eating quality, fast to become noted for a rich, sweet flavor with a non-browning flesh. As Harken became more widely planted by commercial growers, the home gardener took note and the variety became a sought after selection for the cold climate backyard growers.

The Harken was soon being tested by home gardeners throughout the country and reports of the quality appeared from Maine to the West Coast. The range of adaptability of the Harken became apparent quickly. Many publications with Peach variety recommendations for Western Washington State, Maine, and New Jersey proclaimed it to be one of the highest-rated Peaches for taste and disease resistance. This continued into California, where the Harken was rated in a number of fruit tastings as one of the top flavored Peach varieties, only adding to its widespread appeal.

The wide range of adaptability and the fine flavor have placed Harken as one of the top choices for the home gardener in zones 5-9. Not a low chill selection, the Harken does well into zone 9, where its melting flesh, rich, sweet flavor along with its great productivity have all contributed to Harken becoming a greatly appreciated Peach selection.


Harken Peach Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Prunus persica 'Harken'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 15 - 25 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 20 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Harvest Time Mid Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 to 5 years
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes