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by gardengal on July 20, 2005 11:02 PM
So my hubby [Love] peaches and we would like to plant a peach tree eventually. What type produces the large yellow sweet peaches? We've asked the people at the farmer's market and they just say its a yellow peach while Home Depot has a bunch of different types. Does anyone have a yummy peach tree and know what type it is?? [dunno]

Thanks!!

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by papito on July 21, 2005 01:19 AM
Hi Kristen,

I have dwarf peaches and nectarines...in double pots. Please check this linkto help you choose the right Peach tree. Many varieties are self-pollenizer [except pollen- sterile 'J.H.Hale], though it won't hurt to have a second peach tree. Here is a tip from the Sunset Western Garden Book:
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If you don't have any space for another tree. you can plant 3 or 4 varieties in a single hole. Prune the new bare-root trees so sthat each retains just one primary branch-and point those branches outward as you plant the trees in the hole.


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by gardengal on July 21, 2005 06:05 AM
Wow, that's exactly the type of info I was looking for. Thank you so much Paptio. You're the best!!

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by weezie13 on July 21, 2005 06:11 AM
I'd like to grow one too,
I gotta find kinds that are cold tolerant..

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by Hot_Wheels_Dude on July 29, 2005 02:41 PM
Weezie, good luck on the cold tolerant peaches. I've been working my 4 trees for almost 5 years now and finally got them Perfect. Last fall the trees were just loaded with buds for this years crop and I was completely stoked, looking forward to eating fresh juicy peaches until my tummy hurt.
wellll.... spring arrived and everything in the orchard flowered... except the peaches. So I did some research and found that peaches require a pretty specific number of "chill units" that they must accumulate during dormancy. Not enough units = no fruit. Too many units also = no fruit.
I'll keep trying though cuz I sure love peaches.

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/stonefruit/chillacc.htm

John

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