Even if you live in a mild climate, you can grow plump, juicy freestone peaches in your own backyard! The Santa Barbara Peach Tree (Prunus persica 'Santa Barbara') is a heat-tolerant peach and is one of the most popular varieties for warm hardiness zones, and we can easily understand why!
Self-pollinating, it rewards growers with a showy display of beautiful, vibrant pink blossoms that fill its limbs, ushering in spring and creating a spectacle!
Producing fleshy fruit that you'll want to grab right off the branches! The fuzzy golden-yellow fruit has a pinkish-red blush where the sun has kissed the fruit the most. Santa Barbara is letting you know it's ready to be enjoyed when you see that rosy-red blush!
Santa Barbara is everything you think of when peaches come to mind. Superb taste, intense flavor and melt-in-your-mouth goodness, with yellow flesh that has veins of red near the pit.
This tree produces large peaches, hanging in masses from the limbs come mid-season, just in time for late summer barbecues and picnics. When it's time to harvest, you'll appreciate its weeping posture and the shade from the vibrant green foliage.
Perfect fresh, straight from the tree while still warmed from the sun, or baked into your favorite desserts, these are delectable tasting peaches for all your favorite recipes!
Santa Barbara is fleshy and large, making them just the thing for cobblers, pies, tarts or crisps, or create delicious jams and jellies. They even freeze great! Slice them for a fresh treat on a hot summer's day, or canning them for enjoying their deliciousness year-round.
Truth be told, it's a tree worth owning just for the colorful element it brings to your landscape! Use as a dual-purpose specimen plant that draws attention all year long with lovely flowers, lush foliage, juicy gems and great branching structure in winter.
Shade your seating areas, garden beds or patios, or use in hedgerows for screening! Imagine your own privacy hedge that also produces fruit!
All fruiting trees require full sun for optimal results, at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day, favoring the morning sun. Hardy in USDA growing zones 7-10, these just need 300 hours of chill to produce fruit.
Choose a site with a slightly acidic, sandy-loam medium and provide fertile, rich soil that is well-drained. A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill.
Water consistently, and maintain average moisture throughout the growing season, especially while your tree is young. Add Nature Hills Root Booster while planting, for a life-long symbiotic relationship with the tiny feeder roots.
A semi-annual pruning is all the maintenance needed to stay healthy. It is easy to maintain smaller for any sized yard! Prune to keep an open canopy for sunlight and airflow. Read more in our Garden Blog on Peach Tree Care !
You’ll be thrilled by this luscious fruit and all its delightful beauty all year! Order your own Santa Barbara Peach Tree today from NatureHills.com!
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 Santa Barbara (Prunus persica 'Santa Barbara') 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!
Santa Barbaras 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.
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.
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 Santa Barbara Peach Tree today.
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 Santa Barbara Peach Tree for Sale for sale here at NatureHills.com!
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 'Santa Barbara'|
|Rootstock||Prunus persica 'Lovell'|
|Mature Height||15 - 20 feet|
|Mature Spread||12 - 15 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Harvest Time||Mid Season|
|Fruiting Time||3 - 5 Years|
|Pruning Time||Late Winter|