Peaches

Peach Varieties for Box Elder County

(listed in order of maturity dates)

Red Haven –Medium sized, freestone, round fruit. Golden-yellow skin with attractive red blush. Non-browning, sweet yellow flesh is firm and smooth textured. Good for canning, freezing, and fresh eating. Redhaven is the standard by which all early peaches are judged. The tree is vigorous and early bearing. Self fertile.

Glohaven – Large, nearly round fruit with a highly colored skin, which is almost fuzzless. Firm, yellow flesh with a pleasant flavor. Superior for canning and freezing. Self fertile.

Contender – very cold hardy, tolerant of late spring frosts. Skin is red-orange color with sweet yellow flesh. Self-pollinating.

Red Globe – Very large, round peach. Skin is highly blushed red over golden color. Firm, yellow flesh with excellent sweet flavor. One of the most attractive peaches of the season. Excellent for fresh eating, canning, or freezing. Self-fertile.

Canadian Harmony – Medium to large peach with 80% bright red blush when fully ripe. Yellow moderately firm, non-browning flesh. Superb sweet flavor. Excellent for fresh eating. A very hardy, productive variety. Self fertile.

Early Elberta – large golden yellow peach with very little or no blush. Golden yellow flesh with rich, sweet flavor. Excellent for fresh eating and canning. Most popular variety in the area.

Halehaven – Medium to large fruit with red over yellow skin. Very sweet skin. Yellow, freestone flesh is juicy and flavorful. Tree is vigorous and productive.

J.H. Hale – Extra large, round fruit with golden skin, mostly covered with red blush. Sweet, firm, yellow flesh. Requires pollination from another variety. Very popular late peach.

Loring – medium sized freestone has a red blush over yellow background. Yellow flesh is firm, medium textured.

Cresthaven – Medium to large freestone fruit is bright red over a gold background. Flesh is yellow and non-browning. Good for canning and freezing.

Elberta – large, golden yellow fruit blushed with red. Firm, rich, sweet, yellow flesh. Excellent for fresh eating and canning. Hardy and productive. Self fertile.