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Peach Prunus persica

How to sow peach: Transplant bare-root plant

Sun requirement for peach: Plant in Full Sun

Peach has been planted 6 times by Growstuff members.

The peach tree is a deciduous tree native to Northwest China that produces stone, or drupe, fruits. It belongs to the genus Prunus which includes the cherry, apricot, almond, and plum. The peach is classified with the almond in the subgenus Amygdalus because their stones are corrugated rather than smooth. Peaches and nectarines are the same species - nectarines have a recessive gene that makes their skin smooth rather than fuzzy. Cultivated peaches are divided into two groups: clingstones and freestones, depending on whether the flesh sticks to the stone or not. Peaches can have white or yellow fuzzy skin. Yellow peaches usually have an acidic tang coupled with sweetness. White peaches are very sweet with little acidity. Most cultivars require 500 hours of chilling around 0 to 10 °C during the winter, and hot temperatures in the summer to ripen fruit. Some varieties are self-pollinating, while others require pollination by a peach tree of another variety with the same bloom period within 50 feet. Peaches should be thinned to 7-12cm apart when fruit are 2-3cm in diameter to increase mature fruit size. Standard and dwarf rootstocks are available. Dwarf trees can grow to 3 meters, standard to 4.5 meters. Depending on the size chosen, the tree will bear fruit within 2-4 years of planting.

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Predictions

Perennial

living more than two years

First harvest expected

242 weeks after planting

Height

1000cm

Spread

365cm

Row Spacing

300cm

Companions

goumi berry

Photos

Peach crops

Peach plantings

Peaches
Peaches
by maco
by maco
peach
peach
by auntie
garden with peach tree
garden with peach tree
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Sunniness

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Harvested for

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Varieties

nectarine

nectarine

Prunus persica

Crop Map

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What people are saying about peaches

Peach blossoms! (photo inside)

by maco,

Ok, I'm late on posting this because I didn't think about it at the time, but remember how I planted 4 fruit trees and a nut tree in fall 2014? Well, they're not supposed to bear fruit for 2-4 years depending on variety. So I was surprised to see that this year, the peach *actually blossomed*! ...

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Planting outdoors & fruit trees

by maco,

Today I transplanted the [cabbage](crop) and [onion](crop) seedlings outside and planted seeds for: [arugula](crop), [garlic](crop) (well, cloves, not seeds--forced in the fridge), mesclun salad mix, [kale](crop), [cauliflower](crop), and [beet](crop)s. Some of these (cauliflower, beets, mesclun)...

cabbages onions arugula garlic kale cauliflowers beets apples peaches almonds plums
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