A popular yet fickle fruit tree, with firm, juicy reddish peaches in mid summer; quite ornamental, with showy pink flowers in spring and a low, spreading habit; susceptible to late spring freezes and disease, needs full sun and well-drained soil. Redhaven Peach is covered in stunning clusters of fragrant pink flowers along the branches in early spring, which emerge from distinctive rose flower buds before the leaves. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The narrow leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruits are showy orange drupes carried in abundance in mid summer, which are excellent for fresh eating and making jams and jellies but which can be messy if allowed to drop on the lawn or walkways. While it is considered to be somewhat self-pollinating, it tends to set heavier quantities of fruit with a different variety of the same species growing nearby. The smooth dark red bark is not particularly outstanding.
Redhaven Common Peach
Prunus persica 'Redhaven'
1846 Nelson Avenue, Memphis, TN, United States