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Planting Peach Trees

The fruit productivity of peach trees declines with age, therefore, to maintain our peach crop we must periodically replace older peach trees (10-15 years-old) with new trees. A few weeks ago we planted a new field of peaches.

 

peach trees

Peach trees are planted in the field by variety and in order of harvest.

 

making peach rows peach rows

To prepare the field for planting, long peach rows are made with a middle buster.

These long rows are approximately 2 feet deep.

 

 

positioning the peach tree

planting trees

The long rows are intersected by short rows (see arrow above) and the peach trees are planted at the intersection of the long and short rows.

The tree is planted so that the roots are parallel with the long row. This placement allows the roots space to grow.

 

planting trees planting trees

Once positioned, the roots are then covered with soil.

After the roots are completely covered, the soil is compacted so that the roots have a secure contact with the soil.

 

peach tree limed and fertilized

The soil mound is then covered with granular lime and fertilizer. The granular lime is used to increase the pH level of the soil.

 

 

covering trees trees planted

A disk is then used to cover the soil mounds.

These newly planted peaches will grow for approximately 3 years prior to bearing fruit for harvest.

 

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