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Sweet Fruit, Super Hardy Reliance Peach Tree

  • Late Season
  • 1000 Chill Hours
  • Freestone Peach for Easy Prep
  • One of the Most Cold Hardy Varieties
  • Self-Pollinating
  • Golden Skin With Deep Pink Blush
  • Beautiful Pink Flowers in Spring
  • Good for Fresh Eating and Freezing
  • Wonderful Canning Variety
  • Juicy Yellow Flesh Has Fine Texture
  • Vigorous Grower
  • Grows at up to 6,000 Feet Elevation

Backyards all across a wide range of climates can finally grow homegrown peaches. Even way up at higher elevations or in frigid cold winter zones, Reliance Peach tree (Prunus persica 'Reliance') will become a favorite.

These productive trees produce delicious fruit that is freestone and juicy. Enjoy them fresh, or prepare the fine-grained, yellow-fleshed fruit by canning or freezing them.

How nice to know exactly how they were grown! You'll take such pride in your harvest.

People rave about these cold-hardy trees. With their late harvest season, they are a great way to wrap up your fruit season.

Reliance is a pretty tree, with gorgeous pink blossoms in spring. The fruit set is tremendous, with lush golden fruit splashed with a highly colored blush.

It's easy to prep the freestone pit, which pulls away cleanly. You'll love these sweet peaches, even if you never thought you could grow them in your area.

Try Reliance Peach from Nature Hills. It's one of the most reliable producers of tasty fruit for the cold winter zones.

How to Use Reliance Peach Trees in the Landscape

Because this tree is self-pollinating, you'll get a crop from a single tree. Enjoy the showy spring blooms by placing this "front and center" in your garden design as a specimen tree.

You can also use Reliance as a pretty flowering and fruiting backdrop for your vegetable patch. Add fruiting trees to your modern-day Victory Garden.

You'll be so glad you did! Enjoy them fresh, or prep the great-tasting, freestone Reliance peaches for canning or freezing. It tastes like summer sunshine, even if you use them in February.

Give yourself plenty of room to walk all around the tree for easier harvest. In fact, we recommend creating a mulched garden bed rather than growing it in the lawn.

Love Peaches? Create an orchard for yourself, and put your sunshine to work.

Keep the trees under 8 feet for an easier harvest. Simply tip prune in summer to control the size. Decide how large you want to keep your fruit trees, and don't let them grow past that point.

If you have the space, allow a full 20 feet between fruiting varieties. Measure from the center of one to the center of the next.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Plant Peach trees in a location that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. The drying rays of morning sun are best to keep your tree in tip-top shape.

Provide plenty of good air circulation is important, too. Don't plant Peach trees too close to structures, or in a low-lying spot where air may be trapped.

Fertile, well-drained soils will give the best results. Use a raised planting bed to improve poor drainage. Bring in additional soil 12 to 18 inches above the soil line and 3 feet wide.

This productive variety needs thinning for best results. Remove the smaller fruit, spacing about every 5 inches. You'll enjoy a better harvest of full-sized fruit if you thin out your early fruit set.

Reliance Peach trees need a medium amount of water regularly.Apply mulch over the top of the root system to a depth of 3 inches; then spread the mulch out 3 feet from the outside of the canopy.

Prune in late winter to open the canopy to sunlight and good air circulation. Remove branches that cross or shade each other out. Select the one you'll keep and remove the other.

If you are in a cold winter zone, give the Reliance Peach tree a try. After all, they'll develop a flavorful harvest all the way up into Canada!

It's a good feeling to provide fresh fruit for your family and friends. Order yours today, we'll sell out quickly!

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 .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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Reliance Peach Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Botanical Name Prunus persica 'Reliance'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 12 - 15 feet
Mature Spread 12 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Harvest Time Late Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
When To Prune Late Winter
Fragrant No