Harken Peach Tree (Prunus persica ‘Harken’)
Harken Peach Tree
Your Harken Peach Tree (Prunus persica ‘Harken’) is best known for the superior quality of peach it produces mid-season. Each delightfully fuzzy, large peach has bright red, yellow-mottled skin. The flesh is yellow, very sweet and resistant to browning, so it is perfect for fresh eating!
Harken bears a regular crop of freestone peaches suitable for canning and other uses. However, its favorite use is often eating it right from the tree! For optimal storage of for canning, pick fruit before it is table ripe.
The Harken Peach Tree is admired almost as much for its beauty and fragrant blossoms as it is for its fruit. The delicate pink peach blossoms appear in late winter-early spring along the subtle grey branches, even before the leaves emerge. It’s an exciting beginning to the upcoming harvest.
All in all, Harken Peach is an outstanding ornamental choice for a lovely fruit tree that also produces exceptionally delicious peaches.
Plant one in an open, sunny area insight of an often-passed window so you’re sure to see your perfect peaches ripen on this beautiful fruit tree.
Spring brings a floral display of stunningly beautiful pink flowers. Fragrant and swarming with pollinators, you’ll love basking beneath their beauty.
You’ll want to find room for this tree! Prune smaller for easy harvest and to easily tuck into any sized garden! A fantastic specimen tree or anchor for your side yard gardens, and of course, any home orchard!
The long, narrow and pointed leaves have a slight ripple to them, making the summer form a gorgeous addition to the landscape! Casting shade over your garden beds and seating areas, park a lawn chair or picnic blanket beneath the spreading branches and relax in the cooling shade!
The fruit is fantastic for fresh eating, but the creamy yellow flesh also creates wonderful dessert sauces, delicious smoothies and preserves for all your favorite recipe needs!
Hardy in USDA growing zones 5-9, these are both cold and heat tolerant trees. This deciduous fruit tree needs full sun to do its best. Requiring at least 6 hours of sunlight per day.
Best in rich, well-drained soil, this Peach tree is widely adaptable. Harken is self-fruitful, so you can start with just one tree if you like.
Requiring moderate, yet consistent moisture, while drought-resistant once established, it’s crucial to protect your investment by watering the root ball regularly. Water young trees very well until they are established, and after, provide supplemental watering during fruiting, during summers and in times of drought.
Prune in summer to control the size, remove suckers and water growth, but prune in winter to open the canopy to sunlight and air circulation, and to remove damaged, dead or diseased branching. Head over to our Garden Blog for more tips and tricks for caring for your Peach tree!
Want to try something that is incredibly unique and will bring loads of interest and curb appeal to your landscape? Try your hand at pruning your tree into an Espalier form!
Harken Peach is an extremely vigorous tree and will bear large crops. With highly ornamental qualities and gorgeous blooms, Harken Peach Tree is a fantastic choice for your orchard!
|Common name||Harken Peach Tree|
|Botanical name||Prunus persica 'Harken'|
|Harvest time||3 to 5 years|
|Height||15 - 25 ft.|
|Width||15 - 20 ft.|
|Soil condition||Widely adaptable|
|Pruning time||Late Winter|