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Peach Trees

Peach trees are a beautiful addition to any home garden. They are relatively easy to grow, and with a little care, they will provide you with delicious fruit for many years. Use our guides down below to learn to grow and care for peach trees, as well as propagation techniques, and tips on preventing, identifying, and treating peach pests and diseases. Happy gardening!

21 of the Best Peach Varieties to Grow at Home

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What’s your favorite kind of peach? Melt in the mouth and sugary sweet, or tangy and juicy with firm flesh? There are a lot of different peach varieties suitable for growing at home, so you’ll be sure to find your favorite! Learn about 21 of the best peach cultivars for your orchard in this guide. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Peach Trees

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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.

How to Grow Peach Trees in Containers

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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.

How to Identify and Control Peach Twig Borers

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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.

How to Diagnose and Prevent Phony Peach Disease

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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.

How to Prevent Rhizopus Rot of Stone Fruits

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Apricot soft rot caused by Rhizopus is a very serious infection that can destroy all your ripe peaches, apricots, nectarines, or plums . However, you can take steps to minimize the chances of your stone fruits from being infected. Read on to learn how to prevent Rhizopus rot in your harvest.