Shirley Bovshow is giving you professional tips on how to successfully grow peaches in your own yard.
How to Grow Peaches
Dwarf Peach Tree:
- Dwarf peach trees produce full size fruit and there are several varieties of peaches available!
- Can be grown in large containers, ideally between 10 to 15 - gallon size, but you can keep it in original container for first year.
- Potted peach trees can be moved to garage, (if you use tree dolly) during extreme winter temperatures for protection (under -20 degrees)
Planting Your Dwarf Peach Tree:
- Peach trees need well-draining soil and should be on the acidic side with ph between 6 to 7. I’m using a potting mix made for camellias and azaleas and mixed in some compost.
- Lower the tree into the pot, making sure to set the graft union 2-3 inches above the top of the soil
- Add a 2”-inch layer of mulch to insulate the soil from both heat and cold temperatures
- All soil in containers will be at least 10 degrees warmer and cooler than the soil in the ground!
- Water your tree after planting