Fay Elberta Peach Tree (Prunus persica ‘Fay Elberta’)

Fay Elberta Peach Tree

  • Late Mid-Season
  • 700 Chill Hours
  • Freestone Peach
  • Self-Pollinating
  • Great-Tasting Heritage Variety
  • Adaptable to a Wide Range of Hardiness Zones
  • Ripens Later Than Elberta
  • Moderately Sweet, Juicy Peach
  • Large Harvests
  • Fresh Eating, Freezing and Canning
  • Pink Flowers in Spring

For a delicious, well-balanced peach that melts in your mouth, add a Fay Elberta Peach tree (Prunus persica ‘Fay Elberta’) to your backyard orchard. The fine-grained, bright yellow flesh is a real treat.

Tree-ripe and still warm from the sun? There are few experiences like a real local fresh peach from your own fruit trees.

Fay Elberta has been winning hearts for over 100 years. It is a productive tree that grows well in home landscapes across a wide range of hardiness zones.

How to Use Fay Elberta Peach in the Landscape

Try the yellow-skinned, red-blushed fruit fresh, canned or frozen to be baked into tempting pies and cobblers later in the year. Don’t miss out on homemade peach preserves.

Fay Elberta has a full-bodied flavor, with a balanced mix of sugars and acids. It is well suited for the complexity of savory meat sauces for pork, steak and chicken.

Try them on the grill, add them to salads and elevate the humble grilled cheese sandwich. Fay Elberta is a gourmand’s best friend.

Heritage Elberta-style trees have earned a special place in the heart American backyard peach fruit culture. And they are self-pollinating, so you’ll get a harvest with a single tree.

If you have the room, why not add Early Elberta, Elberta and Fay Elberta varieties to extend your season for a month or more? Fay ripens after Elberta. In fact, it is also known as Late Elberta.

This tree grows well in a wide variety of climates across the country. These popular trees are big producers, so you’ll have plenty on hand to share and enjoy.

Tips for Care

Peach trees need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. Morning sun is preferred, as the drying rays will help keep your tree healthy.

Air circulation is important, too. Don’t plant Peach trees too close to structures or in a spot where air gets trapped.

They prefer fertile, well-drained soils. Improve poor drainage with an elevated or raised planting bed. Add additional soil in a mounded heap of soil 12 to 18 inches above the soil line and 3 feet wide.

Provide a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. It’s a great idea to apply mulch over the top of the root system to a depth of 3 inches, and spread the mulch out 3 feet from the outside of the canopy.

You just can’t beat a Fay Elberta peach for productivity and depth of flavor.

Fay Elberta Peach Tree (Prunus persica ‘Fay Elberta’) Details

Common name Fay Elberta Peach Tree
Botanical name Prunus persica 'Fay Elberta'
Hardiness zone 5-9
Growth rate Medium
Harvest time Summer
Height 15 - 18 ft.
Width 12 - 15 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Flower color Pink
Leaf color Deciduous