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Growing Peaches

Growing peaches and how to do so. This article will tell you how to grow peaches and how to feed the trees along with pruning and maintenance of your peach tree or trees. I remember as kid being able to pick a peach and they would be so ripe and juicy that you would have juice running down your chin while you were eating the peach. I never see peaches that ripe anymore. The ones I find in the store are always hard and under ripe. I find the same with pears. Hard and under ripe. To me neither of these fruits should snap when you bite them, they should be soft and overflowing with juices. I suppose that since I live in the northern part of the mid west that these fruits are trucked in as

Growing Peaches


I know peaches couldn’t last through our cold winters and I get that they can’t wait until they are totally ripe or that would lose too much produce to spoilage but  you don’t even know how much I miss these two fruits all ripe and juicy the way the used to be. If you live where the winter temps don’t go below minus 10 degrees you can plant peach trees and they should provide you with peaches for about ten years.  Since you know 10 years is about the limit you can plan ahead and plant more trees to mature at the end of the first trees production years. The Homestead Garden tells you how and where to plant to get good sun and keep the cold off and that you should paint the trunk white to prevent sun scald and when to feed the trees so that you can enjoy picking and eating totally ripe and juicy peaches in the summer time.


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Paige Raymond
Paige Raymond
Raised in rural Montana and educated in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Development, Paige Raymond combines a practical mindset with a passion for self-reliance and sustainability. With expertise ranging from mechanical solutions and food preservation to emergency preparedness and renewable energy, Paige is a proud author with more than 5000 published articles.


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