- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
- Hardiness Zone: 4-8
- Mature Height: 18-25' tall
- Mature Width: 18-25' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 12-15' apart
Why plant Reliance Peach?
We’re all familiar with Georgia peaches, but New Hampshire peaches? The Reliance Peach Tree from New Hampshire makes it possible for backyard growers in cold climates to enjoy the pleasures of peach-growing just like their friends in the South. This mini tree will take up little room in your garden and doesn’t need another tree to pollinate it, making it perfect for homeowners who want to try fruit-growing, but don’t have a lot of space to devote to it. In late summer, you’ll harvest plenty of juicy, sweet, freestone Reliance peaches for pies, cobblers, and canning—not to mention fresh, healthy snacking. If you garden north of the Mason-Dixon Line, y’all need to check this tree out!
The Reliance Peach Tree emerged from a fruit tree breeding project at the Agricultural Extension Station in Durham, New Hampshire in the 1950s. It was a seedling of a tree that resulted from a cross between an extra-hardy Minnesota Peach Tree and a Peach variety from Meredith, New Hampshire. At five years old, the brand new tree got its first real test. In January of 1961, frigid weather descended upon the test plot, and the mercury fell to -25°F. For most of the Peach Trees, this was too much to take—their flower buds froze, and the crops were lost that year. However, the hardy little Reliance Peach bloomed nicely and produced a bushel of fruit that summer.
How to use Reliance Peach in the landscape?
Not only a practical addition to your landscape that will put food on your table, the Reliance Peach Tree is beautiful as well, offering up lovely pink Peach Tree blossoms in spring to decorate your garden.
Hardiness Zone: 4-8
How To Plant Reliance Peach
Peaches are relatively short lived compared to other trees, but with proper care, your Reliance Peach Tree will give you many years of enjoyment. Plant it in a sunny spot with good air circulation all around. The soil should be fertile and well-drained—Peach Trees won’t tolerate “wet feet.” Regular water and fertilizer will help your tree develop a strong root system, which is vital to tree health. Mulch the area around the tree with bark or wood chips to keep the ground beneath it cool and moist.
How Does Shipping Work?
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.
We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.
*Big trees, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks days to be delivered. - Sizes large (AA) and smaller (Treelings) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.
How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.
90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:
Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).
Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org - Phone: 866-873-3888 - Or via Online Chat
Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.
If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.
* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.
At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).