We have a Contender!

We have a Contender!

Fruit trees were a priority to plant when we first moved to our little country property nearly 6 years ago.
Apple trees were first, then came Pear trees, and last Spring we added 2 Contender Peach trees.
Planted as bare root trees, we carefully pondered their location and hoped for the best. Last Summers drought made for lots of hose dragging around the property to ensure these new trees would grow.
When Spring came and our sweet new trees blossomed we were thrilled!
This week while walking the yard and inspecting trees we spied this–A PEACH! Yes, our first peach.
Contender Peach trees are rated Zone 4-8, good for Northern growers.
Quantities are limited for these trees, so if you want one, shop early in the Spring.
They are self-polinating, and should produce a medium to large peach. Trees should grow to about 15 feet.
Funny how we all gathered around the little peach to admire it! Blog worthy my family declared!

5 thoughts on “We have a Contender!

  1. Congratulations! I know how exciting this can be. But what a blessing to be excited about the simple things in life. Hope that peach thrives and blesses you with its luscious goodness. 🙂

  2. Blog worthy, indeed. I would have loved to have seen a photo of the family gathered. 🙂

    I did not know that peaches, or pears, could be grown in Minnesota. Be sure to keep us updated on growth progress and the final, beautiful peaches.

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