The Harvester Yellow Peach is a juicy, sweet, and fragrant variety of stone fruit that can be found in supermarkets and farmer’s markets around the world. This freestone peach is one of the best-known varieties and is renowned for its brilliant yellow exterior and deep red interior. With its sweet taste and firm texture, the Harvester Yellow Peach is ideal for eating fresh, or for making jams, pies, and other delicacies.
The Harvester Yellow Peach is a hardy variety that is well-suited to a variety of climates. It is hardy in zones 5 through 9, and can survive temperatures as low as -10°F (-23°C). This peach tree is also resistant to most common peach diseases and pests, making it a great choice for those who want to create a fruit-bearing orchard.
This variety of peach tree is a reliable producer, with a long blooming period and a heavy crop of fruit. The fruit is ready to harvest in late summer and should be picked when its skin is yellow with a hint of pink. The tree itself is semi-dwarf in size, growing to a height of 8-12 feet (2.4-3.7 m).
Harvesting the Harvester Yellow Peach is easy; simply cut the stem with a pair of pruning shears and twist the fruit off the tree. The fruit will keep well for up to two weeks if stored in a cool, dark place. This variety of peach is also well-suited to freezing and canning, making it a great choice for preserving the summer harvest for later use.