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Redhaven peach trees

Prunus persica 'Redhaven'

Redhaven
Redhaven is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
Redhaven is the definitive American peach - sweet, juicy, with a yellow flesh which comes away easily from the stone.

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Redhaven is the definitive American peach. It is a yellow-fleshed peach, ripening mid-season, August in the northern states.

Redhaven has a very good, strong, peach flavor, and juicy flesh. It is best picked and eaten straight from the tree. The peaches ripen over a period rather than all at once - an undesirable characteristic for commercial growers but great for the backyard orchard since you can pick them as you need them.

Redhaven is a freestone peach - the flesh comes away fairly cleanly from the stone.

How to grow

Redhaven has some resistance to peach leaf curl, but it is still important to take additional precautions. The simplest method is cover the tree with a horticultural fleece during the winter, as this blocks fungal spores (which are spread in rain drops and splashes).

Redhaven usually over-sets so you will probably need to thin the fruitlets in late spring - the remaining ones will be bigger and have better flavor as a result.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Redhaven was developed by Stanley Johnston at the Michigan State Experiment Station in South Haven, Michigan USA, in the 1940s. It may be descended from an English variety, Hale's Early.

Redhaven characteristics

  • Gardening skillExperienced
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Pollination group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking seasonMid
  • UsesEating freshCulinary
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
  • General resistanceGood
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)(4) -30F / -34C
  • Summer maximum temperaturesWarm (25-30C / 76-85F)Hot (>30C / 86F)
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Flesh colourGolden / Yellow
  • Fruit colorOrange / Red
  • Cling-stoneFreestone