USDA Organic Desiree Peach

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Pleasant & Pure USDA Organic Desiree™ Peach!

  • Excellent Quality Organically Grown
  • Red-Orange Fuzzy Fruit
  • Firm, Juicy Yellow Flesh
  • Delicious Medium-Sized Fruit
  • Bursting With Sweet Flavor
  • Self-Fruitful & Early Harvest
  • Semi-Freestone
  • Great for Eating Fresh, Baking, Freezing & Canning
  • Gorgeous Fragrant Magenta-Pink Blossoms
  • Calls Pollinators & Hummingbirds
  • Handsome Oval Form & Vibrant Green Foliage
  • Resistant to Bacterial Spots

Looking for a Peach Tree with all the bells and whistles? The USDA Organically Grown Desiree™ Peach Tree (Prunus persica 'Desiree') produces an early crop of reddish-orange fruit that will light up your eyes and your tastebuds!

The dazzling, medium-size fruit has juicy, firm yellow flesh that bursts with sweet peach flavor. The fuzz on the blushed skin is almost iridescent. Plus, it’s semi-freestone so you won't have any trouble getting the flesh away from the stone.

These peaches are luscious straight off the tree as well as in baking and canning, so plan on enjoying them well into winter. Freeze or preserve as jam, jelly or dessert sauce, and they hold up well in pies and cobbler, lending their firm, juicy sweetness to any recipe you choose!

The USDA Organic Desiree™ Peach self-pollinates, but the bees in your area will love the pink to magenta blooms that will blanket your tree. If you are lucky, you might even see butterflies or hummingbirds flitting from blossom to blossom.

There’s nothing better than picking your own fruit from a tree that you grew yourself! Unable to hold a candle to store-bought produce, the flavor is incomparable! Plus, you’ll know exactly what went into, and onto your tree! You can’t get any healthier than that!

This semi-freestone peach has an improved resistance to split pits, and produces a large crop of high quality, early season fruit! Disease and spot resistant, you’ll enjoy amazing fruit without all the spraying.

How to Use USDA Organic Desiree™ Peach In The Landscape

You will soon be sinking your teeth into the juicy yellow flesh or popping one into the blender with a little yogurt and milk for a delicious smoothie! Churn into luscious ice cream or create a dessert sauce, jam or jelly that is out of this world! Of course, a fresh Peach pie and Peach cobbler will garner you many compliments at the next family gathering!

The floral brilliance in spring earns this modestly-sized tree a prominent place in your landscape so it can show off all its best features! Gorgeous blooms are soon followed by handsome, vibrant green foliage for shade and a fantastic backdrop to the red-orange gems that will be dangling from every branch!

Fantastic specimen plants and focal points, plant one near your seating areas or patio for shade and juicy treats. Sized to fit into nearly any home garden or orchard of any size, you can always prune these smaller as needed.

Once the handsome foliage emerges, your tree will provide lush shade over your garden beds. A reading chair or picnic table beneath these limbs make it easy to pluck a few healthy gems for a treat!

Plant this tree near a window where you can enjoy a daily view of your scrumptious fruit as it ripens on the branches. Lay a blanket beneath the limbs and enjoy a summer day in the shade.

Sized to be perfect screening and privacy trees, create a hedgerow that neither you or your neighbors will mind and you'll both be able to enjoy the view! Their modest size also means working into an established landscape or home orchard is easy!

Desiree™ is self-fruitful but will produce a larger yield with a pollinating partner close by. Plant with another Desiree™, or another peach variety. Don’t have room for two trees? Try this high-density planting trick!

#ProPlantTips For Care

The USDA Organically Grown Desiree™ Peach is a variety that produces a reliable, quality crop, and will resist bacterial spots so it will require less spraying! A vigorous growing tree, you’ll soon have your first harvest to enjoy! Nature Hills ships quality plants that are already at least 3 years old, or more, and Desiree™ produces fruit as early as 3-5 years of age!

Be sure to plant fruit trees where they can enjoy full sun, requiring at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day for the best fruit and health of your tree. Hardy in USDA growing zones 5 through 8, these are hardy and versatile trees!

You need to find a site with loamy, well-drained soil. If your soil lacks nutrients, add compost or manure to enrich it. Water regularly during fruiting season and in times of drought to best protect your investment! Fruit trees cannot tolerate soggy conditions, so be sure to provide a location that drains well.

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.

Doing best when their root systems are kept cool, mulch the surface of the root system 3 to 4 inches deep, and out to 3 feet from the canopy of the tree. Mulch will also help retain moisture and keep a more consistent moisture level throughout the growing seasons. That means less watering for you!

Proper air circulation is important as well, so prune to keep the center of the tree open to both air and sunlight. It is easy to maintain this tree much smaller if needed for a small home orchard, small yard, or for easy harvest. Maintaining a smaller tree also allows you to cover in bird netting so your local feathered friends won’t carry away all of your harvest.

In late winter, prune to keep an open canopy for sunlight and airflow to reach the interior of the tree. Read more pruning tips and tricks, as well as Peach Tree Care in our Garden Blog!

Developed by New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers University, Desiree™ Peach will happily produce a nice crop of delicious peaches for years to come!

Don’t wait to order, because the sooner you plant your USDA Organically Grown Desiree™ Peach Tree, the sooner you’ll be enjoying your first harvest! Buy yours today at!

Peach Tree Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take for USDA Organic Desiree™ 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 USDA Organic Desiree™ Peach Trees Grow?

Be sure to plant your peach in a sunny and well-drained location. Once your USDA Organic Desiree™ (Prunus persica 'NJ350') 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 USDA Organic Desiree™ 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 USDA Organic Desiree™ Peach Trees

USDA Organic Desiree™s 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.

When Should USDA Organic Desiree™ 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 USDA Organic Desiree™ Peach Trees for Sale Near Me?

Make your life easier and your yard happier by shopping for peach trees at 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 USDA Organic Desiree™ Peach Tree today.

What shipping options do you offer? 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 USDA Organic Desiree™ Peach Tree for Sale for sale here at!

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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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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USDA Organic Desiree Peach Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Prunus persica 'NJ350'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 12 - 15 feet
Mature Spread 8 - 12 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Harvest Time Early Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3-5 Years
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes