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Planting a peach pit #7183674 05/30/18 03:38 PM
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Need some advice for this stupid heat we are having right now. We bought some peaches from Hammís Orchard and they are excellent. We have the space and have considered planting one of the pits to grow a tree. Iím guessing I should start this out in a pot first, and then transplant it?


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I'd go pot first then transplant it.

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You would be better off seeding more then one. I'd plant ten or more pits. Most won't germinate and those that do won't live past one year. You would have better success buying another tree and planting it in the fall.


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I've never had any luck planting a pit ... even some that came up as volunteer never produced any peaches. Find out what strain of peach the orchard has.

I have a Sam Houston and they are great peaches, separate from the pit well, sweet ... only issue is they are very low chill hours and will bloom in early to mid January in central Texas, have to put heat lamps to prevent freezing until fruit sets.


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Re: Planting a peach pit [Re: BigPig] #7184039 05/30/18 09:49 PM
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Not going to waste my time after reading this, lol. Thanks though


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Re: Planting a peach pit [Re: BigPig] #7184057 05/30/18 10:12 PM
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How much did you pay Hamm's for your other peach trees?


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Re: Planting a peach pit [Re: Payne] #7184060 05/30/18 10:14 PM
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Originally Posted By: Payne
How much did you pay Hamm's for your other peach trees?


Ugh I donít have any peach trees. I think we paid $8 for 8 peaches. I donít eat peaches very often, mainly for the wife and for her salsa


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Re: Planting a peach pit [Re: BigPig] #7184066 05/30/18 10:19 PM
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You can usually get them for $20-30 each. Save you a lot of time and heartbreak. Plant in the fall they'll do better. Sam Houston peach trees are pretty popular in Texas. Chickenman knows of a farm/nursery up there.


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I transplanted a Peach tree from my neighbors, in fact several of us neighbors got peach trees from the same guy, the peaches on his tree were awesome but all the ones from the trees we transplanted, made tiny little peaches with a normal size seed (all seed / pit) I cut mine down. I think the 3 or 4 others have been cut down too.


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Haven't had it in years but never spit any out.
Re: Planting a peach pit [Re: BigPig] #7184783 05/31/18 03:58 PM
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You're an hour from Lindale. Bobs has the trees in stock I bet.

http://bobwellsnursery.com/

He will ship them for way too much money so I would pick them up in person.


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Originally Posted By: Chickenman
You're an hour from Lindale. Bobs has the trees in stock I bet.

http://bobwellsnursery.com/

He will ship them for way too much money so I would pick them up in person.


up Iím not going to go out of my way for one, but if I remember it while passing through Iíll grab one. Not much of a fruit eater.


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BP, I can relate on not being much of a fruit eater ... except peaches, plums and apricots


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Peaches don't come "true to seed",you need to buy trees that have been grafted. You could grow a tree from the seed/pit but the peaches probably wont be fit to eat. Walmart usually marks down their fruit trees about mid-june to half price. I've bought them as cheap as 10.00 each.

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I have heard through genetic engineering, most seeds are sterile. Donít know for sure.

Buy a dang tree and save yourself two years of heartache.

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Not sure how old this tree is. A few years I assume. I've only had it a few months. Its a grafted Sam Houston from Bobs. $45 ish. I don't expect it to produce much for a long time. Just posting the picture as a reference when deciding to grow from pit or buying one that is established. I've lost three of these. This one remains.



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Originally Posted By: swampthang
Peaches don't come "true to seed",you need to buy trees that have been grafted. You could grow a tree from the seed/pit but the peaches probably wont be fit to eat. Walmart usually marks down their fruit trees about mid-june to half price. I've bought them as cheap as 10.00 each.


This, the root stocks are important for good fruit and disease resistance.

To be honest, I have always had better luck buying Fruit trees that come trimmed, (both roots and top) and shipped bare root. The roots take better and start out much healthier than trees grown 1-3 years in a container and they are usually cheaper this way with lower shipping cost (unless you can get free shipping. Just have the are prepared and take the time to get them in the ground asap.

Main thing is do due diligence getting cultivars that meet the chill hrs for you area, many sold in the big box stores don't, or hit and miss on years since they are so close to the max temp. (many cherries, apples, citrus.


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Originally Posted By: CCBIRDDOGMAN
I transplanted a Peach tree from my neighbors, in fact several of us neighbors got peach trees from the same guy, the peaches on his tree were awesome but all the ones from the trees we transplanted, made tiny little peaches with a normal size seed (all seed / pit) I cut mine down. I think the 3 or 4 others have been cut down too.


Wonder if they were hybrid or grafted trees???


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Originally Posted By: Chickenman
Not sure how old this tree is. A few years I assume. I've only had it a few months. Its a grafted Sam Houston from Bobs. $45 ish. I don't expect it to produce much for a long time. Just posting the picture as a reference when deciding to grow from pit or buying one that is established. I've lost three of these. This one remains.




Best to pick the peaches off when tiny for several years. No point in stressing the little tree with them, better to have that growth and moisture go to the tree and roots instead of trying to grow fruit when its that small.


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If a pit comes up all you have is root stock probably not fruit bearing and not any good to eat if it does bear.

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Originally Posted By: snake oil
If a pit comes up all you have is root stock probably not fruit bearing and not any good to eat if it does bear.


This.

I planted two peach trees years ago. On one of them, the graft died and the tree grew back from the root stock. Its a decent tree, but the fruit it gets stays small and inedible. The other tree gets nice big peaches that taste great. You can grow a decent tree, but not one with good eating fruit.


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Originally Posted By: Nathan at Fork
Best to pick the peaches off when tiny for several years. No point in stressing the little tree with them, better to have that growth and moisture go to the tree and roots instead of trying to grow fruit when its that small.


Agreed. We did that shortly after we admired them.


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I've grown two trees from the pit. Both made different peaches than the original. They even had slightly different colored flowers.

I got lucky and both were edible and sweet, but slightly smaller than the original. They both tasted different from the original and from each other.

One didn't make a huge number of peaches but the other made so many that I had to get rid of about half of them to keep the limbs from breaking. Some sections of branch would just be solid peaches. You couldn't even see the branch.


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1 fruit to every 6 - 8 inches will give you a larger fruit and should be sweeter. Cull your fruit just like your deer. The less you have the more nutrients will go into the remaining fruit. Pollination plays an important role in the size and number of fruit that is produced. A little research will tell you the correct pollinator for the tree/fruit. Its fun, but takes a lot of work.

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