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How to Plant Peach Trees
-Pull a soil sample and amend prior to planting if required. Peaches should be grown in soil with a pH of 6.5.
-Choose varieties that will do well in your area and purchase trees from reliable source. Bare root trees should be planted when dormant (December through February). Container grown plant can be planted in spring or fall.
-Most peaches are self pollinating. Others require another variety for cross pollination. If you are unsure, ask your grower.
-Select the planting site. Peaches grow best in a sunny open area with good drainage.
-Dig the hole two and a half times larger than the root ball. Set the plant at the same height as was grown at the nursery. Back fill hole, working soil around the roots, tamping the soil as you fill the hole.
-Make sure tree is straight. Soak thoroughly. Prune if necessary.