Muir Peach Tree

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Deciding on a Peach tree can be tough with so many wonderful varieties to choose from. Perhaps a few of the paraphrased quotes about the heirloom Muir Peach Tree (Prunus persica 'Muir') from a convention of fruit growers in 1884 described it as:

'The very finest canning peaches we have ever seen.'
'So sweet you almost don't need to add sugar.'
'Very small pit that almost falls out as you cut it.'
'Cooks very satisfactorily.'
'Very dry fleshed, easier to dry than other varieties.'
'Unattractive yellow-green skin.'

Oh well, looks aren't everything, and with Muir, it's all about the taste, ease of preparation and overall health and vigor! Muir is a wonderful all-round Peach variety, great for fresh eating, canning and drying. It's also disease resistant and has a dependable, prolific fruit set!

Other varieties of popular drying peaches take 7 to 9-lbs of fruit to produce 1-lb of finished product. The Muir slashes that average with 4 to 5-lbs of fresh to produce 1-lb dried. You won't need to add much sugar, so they're perfect for sugar-free preserves. You'll love the outstanding flavor and sweetness that shines through and the orange flesh makes a beautiful finished product!

Planting and Application:

Praised for its fine-grained, smooth texture, this high-quality fruit is a must-have for homesteads and home gardeners, and a superior selection for those that enjoy easy food preparation. This beloved variety is fantastic for pies, cobblers, jams, and all other preparations. Of course, perfect right off your tree fresh.

Muir is self-fruitful, so you'll get a crop with just one, but even self-pollinating trees appreciate having partners nearby. The gorgeous, fragrant pink flowers and lovely canopy are another great quality, attracting pollinators to do all the work for you!

  • Late Mid-Season Freestone
  • Heirloom Variety
  • Yellow Flesh & Sweet, Red Blushed Skin
  • Vigorous & Prolific
  • Fresh Eating, Drying & #1 Canning Peach at Turn of 20th Century

#ProPlantTips for Care:

All Peach trees need a well-drained, enriched and moderately moist full sun location. Mulch well and prune when dormant. Increase your harvest with a pollinator partner.

  • Full Sun
  • Moderate Moisture & Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Prune When Dormant & Thin For Largest Fruit
  • 600-700 Chill Hours
  • Disease Resistant to Peach Leaf Curl

Muir Peach Tree is an old variety, but a modern success story. This heirloom was nearly lost to the history books. Order delicious history for your own landscape today from NatureHills.com!

Peach Tree Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take for Muir 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 Muir Peach Trees Grow?

Be sure to plant your peach in a sunny and well-drained location. Once your Muir (Prunus persica 'Muir') 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 Muir 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 Muir Peach Trees

Muirs are typically ready to harvest in July to August. 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 Muir 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 Muir 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 Muir 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 Muir 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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 18.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Muir Peach Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Prunus persica 'Muir'
Type Deciduous
Rootstock Prunus persica 'Lovell'
Mature Height 12 - 15 feet
Mature Spread 10 -12 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Harvest Time Mid Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 Years
Pruning Time When Dormant
Fragrant Yes