Hale Haven Peach Tree (Prunus persica ‘Hale Haven’)
Hale Haven Peach Tree
If you are interested in enjoying homegrown peaches over the winter, be sure to add a Hale Haven Peach tree (Prunus persica ‘Hale Haven’) to your landscape. These self-pollinating trees will produce a large fruit set all on their own. Add more than one, or another variety to boost your production up and over the top!
These special peaches are round and large. They feature a pretty red blush over a bright golden-yellow background. This tasty fruit has a wonderful flavor.
The firm flesh makes it an excellent canning variety. Hale Haven is beloved for its sweet, melting yellow flesh that is able to withstand freezing, as well.
Get ready to live your best life with wonderful homemade pies and preserves in February!
With a durable skin that prevents bruising, Hale Haven Peach harvests can be shared with the people you love. The robust productivity is incredible.
Cold winter gardeners? This is a cold-hardy variety for you to grow. Hale Haven trees blooms after the worst threat of late frosts is passed.
And what blooms! The pink spring-flowering display is amazing. You’ll thrill to see your tree wake up after dormancy.
Place your Hale Haven Peach tree anywhere in the landscape with pride. Call it your “edible ornamental” specimen tree!
Of course, you’ll be able to enjoy the really fresh fruit straight off the tree. Use them to make ice cream, super healthy smoothies and cooked purees for baby.
It’s so easy to prepare them. These peaches have a “freestone” pit, which pulls away cleanly and easily.
People in many parts of the country are seeking out ways to increase their food security. Even for beginners, growing disease-resistant Hale Haven Peach trees is a great way to provide for your friends and family.
Use a single tree as a pretty addition to your landscaping. Just get ready to start answering questions from any curious (and jealous!) passers-by.
Hale Haven grows into a naturally rounded shape. It’s attractive from the pink spring bloom, to the magnificent harvest and even golden-yellow fall color. Why not add one as a focal point?
Use a few along your fence or as a hard-working backdrop for smaller plants. Mulch underneath for easier fall clean-up.
Extend your harvest season by planting an early and late season variety along with the Hale Haven. Add a fun, great-tasting Donut Peach, or a sweet, white-fleshed variety to your backyard.
Even though this semi-dwarf tree stays medium-sized, all fruiting trees can be kept much smaller with an annual summer prune. You can control the height and spread to under 8 feet or easy harvest. Be sure to watch our YouTube videos to learn how to create 3-in-1 or 4-in-1 high density plantings.
This is a great variety to try your hand at the ancient art of espalier. These specially pruned trees are tied flat against a fence or trellis system. You’ll create a garden feature, save space and easily harvest your fruit.
Plant your tree in full sun. Peaches grow best in at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day.
If you can, give them morning sun so the leaves can dry off quickly from overnight dew. They also appreciate good air circulation. This is especially true in the frost-prone areas that can trap low-lying stagnant air.
As well as “well-drained air”, Peach trees need well-drained soil. If you see puddles that remain for a long time after a rain event, you need to improve your drainage.
It’s as easy as bringing in additional dirt 3 feet wide by 18 inches high. Plant directly in that mound. You can also create a raised bed with a defined border.
Use a thick layer of mulch over the entire root system. Spread 3 to 4 inches of mulch around your tree, out to 3 feet outside of the canopy. This will help keep the roots nice and moist.
Peaches require moderate water on a regular basis. Pay careful attention as the trees are young, and during fruit production.
In late winter, sculpt your tree. Prune into a goblet-shape with wide-spreading lateral branches. 45 degree angles are strong and can support the weight of your yearly harvest. If you have limbs that either shade or are shaded by other limbs; select one and remove the other.
If you want to keep your tree smaller, plan to conduct an annual summer prune. Tip prune the new growth for size control.
|Common name||Hale Haven Peach Tree|
|Botanical name||Prunus persica 'Hale Haven'|
|Height||12 - 15 ft.|
|Width||12 - 15 ft.|