04-08-2013, 05:11 PM
Re: A question for you fruit tree owners/guess crop?
Are you pruning back in the fall? This years shoots will be next years peaches so prune away last years branches.
Pick off all fruit this year after bloom and all next year, right now you want root growth and main limb growth...No fruit.
Get another tree anyway, it really helps with pollination.
Spray for bugs, spray for bugs, ohh did I mention spray for bugs before budding out, after budding out and a couple of times during the summer.
Peaches are sold by the pound, soooo this means lots of water during the summer, deep soaks at least twice a week, more if hot and windy.
Peach trees need a minimum of 5 years before even thinking about letting them make fruit, yah really need to get the roots and fruit bearing limbs strong enough to handle the growth of fruit and the weight.
I have 3 peach, 3 apple and 1 pear, but I have major peach tree orchards just down the road from me, they are tight lipped about their secrets but I have learned this much from them.
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