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Posted on 17 September 2008 by

Urban Garden Casual Answers Reader’s Fruit Tree Question

Peach TreesBy Cindy Naas

Kathie, good for you for adding a fruit tree to your garden!

A well-maintained peach tree should give you one of the best highlights of your gardening year.

Nothing is better than a warm juicy peach fresh from the tree.

Fruit trees can produce crops of fruit as early as one year after planting, but this should be discouraged. It is best to pinch off the blossoms or snip off the tiny fruits before they begin to develop.

The tree should instead be allowed to put all its energy into developing a healthy root system for the first year or even two. Allowing the tree to set and bear fruit in its first year probably caused the small size of these peaches.However, there are some other factors which might account for the small size of your peaches.

Here are a few things to remember about peach trees:

1. Peaches need Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 07 July 2008 by

UGC Reader Question: Can I Grow Dwarf Peach Trees in Containers?

By Vanessa Richins

Mary C. writes: “I would like to plant a dwarf peach tree in a container and bring it indoors for the winter for year round peaches. Will this work? What size container? What kind of soil?”

Hello. I have some good news and some bad news.

You certainly can plant a dwarf peach tree in a container. Another possibility, depending on the height of your ceiling, could be one of the new columnar peaches, which grow in a very narrow, upright shape.

You would want to start with a container that is a few inches larger than Read the rest of this entry »

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