Eating a fresh peach, its nectar-sweetness dripping down my chin as I stand at my sink, is one of the small delights of life for me. It just sings summer in my mind. I love fresh peaches. I love the smell of them sitting on my counter, just begging to be eaten. I love that aroma at the grocery store or the farmer's market. I just love fresh peaches.
Perhaps you have heard about the "Dirty Dozen" fruits and vegetables. Well, unfortunately peaches are on that list. There is an option, though. You Can Grow That! Then you can get your fresh peach without all those pesticides.
Here's a great website with information for growing peach trees in your own yard. It provides information about height requirements and growth habits, so you can choose a tree that will fit into your yard, whether you have a farm or 1/8th of an acre lot. It also has some great information about chilling requirements for your new peach tree. I live in South Alabama, so I don't get quite as much frost time as some peach trees need. By using this site, I was able to pick the tree that will thrive in my area.
My husband gave me a peach tree for Christmas. What a great guy! Here are the pictures.
|This amazing little tree was already blooming on January 29. As much as it|
hurt me, I took the flowers off to give the roots time to strengthen.
Whatever your motivation, whatever your love-- You Can Grow That!