Veteran Peach Tree
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Veteran Peach Tree

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Cold Hardy, Productive Canner Veteran Peach Tree

  • Mid-Season
  • 900 Chill Hours
  • Freestone Peach
  • Self-Pollinating
  • Sweet Yellow Flesh and Skin with Slight Red Blush
  • Great for Fresh Eating
  • Excellent Canning Variety
  • High Altitude, Cold Hardy
  • Wonderful Fresh Eating
  • Fantastic for Preserving and Baking
  • Gorgeous Pink Flowers in Spring
  • Cold Hardy Variety

One of the best varieties for cold winter growing zones, Veteran Peach (Prunus persica 'Veteran') blooms late, past the risk of spring frosts. It's a reliable producer of delicious yellow freestone peaches.

Bakers, take note! This variety is well-known for its wonderful canning qualities. It makes a pretty pie, too. Robust yellow flesh pulls away cleanly from the pit for easy prep.

You'll want to eat your fill fresh from your very own fruit tree. Veteran is a great choice for your family and friends with this amazing peach variety.

The flavor is rich and sweet with full-bodied flesh for a filling mouth feel. This variety consistently scores well on taste tests.

This easy-care variety puts it head and shoulders above other choices, especially for Zone 5 growers at higher altitudes. It even works beautifully for landscapes with cold, wet springs.

Pretty, pale pink, double blooms are so welcome after a long winter. Thrill to the developing fruit with its golden-yellow skin, touched with a red blush.

This precocious variety starts bearing early, and develops into a reliable producer. Developed in Canada, Veteran Peach is a superb choice for high quality peaches.

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How to Use Veteran Peach in the Landscape

Join the Edible Landscape trend and add a pretty Veteran Peach tree in front yard landscapes, or to grace your patio planting. Mulch underneath and get ready for questions and compliments from neighbors.

You'll have plenty of fruit to share in a short time!

Grow a single Veteran Peach if space is at a premium. Or, add additional varieties with early and late harvest seasons to extend your season of tree-ripe fruit.

Please know that fruiting trees can be kept much smaller with an annual summer prune. Control the height and spread for easy harvest.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Plant Veteran Peach trees in full sun, where it will receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. A planting site that receives the drying power of the morning sun is optimal.

Peaches need well-drained soils. Improve drainage if you see puddles long after a rainstorm. Create a mounded heap of soil 12 to 18 inches above the soil line and 3 feet out from the trunk, or plant in a raised bed.

Give a thick layer of mulch over the root system. Apply at least 3 to 4 inches of mulch, and spread it out 3 feet from the outside of the canopy.

Protect your harvest in colder climates with good air circulation. Don't plant in low-lying areas that trap cold, frosty air.

You'll soon have a new favorite! Order Veteran Peach Trees from the expert growers at Nature Hills today.

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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0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Veteran Peach Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Botanical Name Prunus persica 'Veteran'
Mature Height 10 - 15 feet
Mature Spread 10 - 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
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Summer