Nothing compares to a sweet, fresh peach eaten fresh off the tree. Store-bought fruits simply can’t compare with the real deal. If you’ve bitten into a tough, mealy grocery peach, you know what I’m talking about. Raising peaches takes the right conditions and a bit of know-how, since they have pretty specific needs.
Wondering if you can grow peaches on a balcony or in a small space? Try planting a peach tree in a container! This article explains everything from choosing the right tree to how to plant and care for it. Learn about the best container size and material, how to mix your own potting soil, and when to fertilize and repot.
Peach twig borers (Anarsia lineatella) start by infesting the shoots of stone fruit and almond trees, moving on to the fruit once it matures. These insects can cause serious losses, and aggressive control measures may be necessary to eradicate them. Read on to learn how to identify and control this pernicious garden pest.
Every type of peach (as well as almond and apricot) is susceptible to phony peach disease, which results in compact bushy trees that stop producing fruit. There is no cure, and you will have to destroy your tree if it’s infected. Read more now to find out how you can prevent this insidious disease from affecting your home orchard.