The Queencrest Peach Tree (Prunus persica 'Queencrest') is a firm and flavorful yellow cling peach perfect for canning and drying! The fuzzy bright-red blushed gems are perfectly round and are heavily mottled with some yellow and orange hues.
The firm yellow flesh holds its shape and texture amazingly making it very well suited for processing and canning! Rich and full of fantastic flavor, these are delicious additions to a home orchard or any part of the landscape!
Filling out in beautiful spring blossoms that are pink and frilly, these fragrant trees attract a host of butterflies and local bees! Self-fruitful, you’ll get a great crop from a single tree, or you can include this in your Peach Tree orchard!
A fantastic early season cling peaches, these oval-shaped trees are vigorous and fill out in handsome green foliage to provide shade and lush beauty to the home landscape!
Rich and flavorful, this is a fantastic Peach for preserving, canning, jams, and jellies. Firm flesh and small pits won’t leave fragments, keeping the creamy yellow color and no stains or red tints to your canned goods. The meaty flesh is also perfect for drying all that extra bounty!
Keeping its sweet taste and good flavor when canning or freezing. The yellow-orange flesh is sweet and flavorful in ice cream, jams and sauces! It’s no wonder the medium to large fruit of these red-skinned peaches are a common find in Farmers Market’s every year!
These Peach trees are self-pollinating, however, for a much larger yield per tree, it’s recommended to plant with another Queenscrest or Peach cultivar to boost your crops! If you have no room for two trees, try this high-density planting trick in our Garden Blog!
Try planting in groups, home orchards of all sizes, or in a hedgerow that’s pruned to size for great privacy, screening, property definition and ease of harvest! Easily maintained to nearly any size to suit your garden’s size and style! Tuck into existing home orchards easily by keeping your tree at a 10-foot height.
When left to grow full size, these are fantastic shade and ornamental flowering landscaping trees! The spreading growth habit provides amazing shade all summer! Set up a blanket beneath the beautiful blooms and watch as the bees go about their business. Or set up a picnic or reading chair under the relaxing shade, you’ll be able to always watch your fuzzy fruit forming throughout the lazy summer days!
Be sure to plant outside a window you frequently pass by, this way you’ll never miss out on a moment this beautiful tree offers throughout the growing season!
A beautiful front or back yard accent, these are amazing flowering trees, with the bonus of healthy fruit, Queencrest adorns your landscape with a beautiful flower display and fuzzy red gems in autumn.
Peaches grow best in full sun, at least six hours of direct sunlight per day. Requiring clear, hot sunny weather to produce the best fruit! These are best in USDA growing zones 5-9!
While not particular on type, these do best in enriched, highly organic, well-draining soil. A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill. Spread 3-4 inches thick out to 3 feet from the trunk for best results.
For best results, fertilize your tree regularly with Dr. Earth Fruit Tree Fertilizer or a good organic, slow-release fertilizer. Add Nature Hills Root Booster while planting for a life-long symbiotic relationship with the tiny feeder roots.
Water regularly throughout the growing season. Maintaining moderate, yet consistent soil moisture throughout the summer and in times of drought. While somewhat drought tolerant once established, it’s best to protect your investment with a regular watering schedule. Keep young trees especially well-watered and do not allow them to dry out.
Situate in an area that is protected from frost pockets and with good air circulation. Prune to keep an open canopy so that both sunlight and airflow reach the interior. Head over to read more on Peach Tree Care in our Garden Blog for more Fruit Tree Planting, Fruit Tree Pruning and Plum Tree Care tips and tricks!
Your friends, family and neighbor’s mouths will be watering at the sight of this fantastic tree when these are full of fruit! The Queencrest Peach Tree is a fantastic canning and drying variety, so order this juicy, yellow Peach from NatureHills.com today and break out your canning supplies and dehydrator for delectable treats year-round!
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.
Be sure to plant your peach in a sunny and well-drained location. Once your Queencrest (Prunus persica 'Queencrest') 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.
Peach trees grow best in well-drained, fertile soil in at least 6 hours of full sun per day or more.
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!
Queencrests are typically ready to harvest in late May to June. 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.
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.
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.
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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 Queencrest Peach Tree today.
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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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Prunus persica 'Queencrest'|
|Rootstock||Prunus persica 'Lovell'|
|Mature Height||20 - 25 feet|
|Mature Spread||18 - 20 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Fruiting Time||3 - 5 years|
|Pruning Time||Late Winter|