Peaches, peaches, peaches! Who doesn't love them? Second to apples, peach trees are the most widely grown fruit in the U.S.
We offer a selection of different peach tree varieties that can grow across the United States in different USDA growing zones. Check your zones before purchasing a peach fruit tree.
The Bonfire Peach is grown for its beautiful crimson foliage and ornamental peaches. This dwarf patio peach is an excellent choice for gardeners without a yard to plant in as it can be container grown.
The fragrant blossoms will attract birds, bees, butterflies, and other pollinators to your garden.
Plant your own peach trees to enjoy delicious peaches right out of your own backyard! Perfect for eating fresh right off the tree, canning or pickling, or making a delectable peach pie or cobbler.
All of these peach tree varieties are pest and disease resistant. They all can adapt to a variety of soil and planting sites for ease of planting.
Check out the Peach Grow Guide for more information on growing peaches in your backyard!
Shop our selection of grafted Peach Trees for sale.
Peach Tree Care
Where to Plant Peach Trees
The best place to plant a peach tree is in a full sun area that receives at least six hours of sunlight, with rich, well-draining soil. Generally, peach trees can grow across the United States in USDA growing zones 5-9.
How to Plant Peach Trees
When planting peach trees you will want to dig a hole that is twice the size of the root ball. Fill the hole with a few inches of fresh, new soil, then place the tree in the hole. Next, backfill the hole with soil and water thoroughly. You can apply a thick layer of mulch around the root zone to help retain moisture during the hot seasons and protect from cold during winter.
When to Plant Peach Trees
The best time to plant peach trees is in spring when the weather and soil are at their best.
How to Grow a Peach Tree
When growing peach trees you will want to make sure that they are receiving the proper sunlight, water, and nutrients they need to produce fruit. At least 6-8 hours of full sun are required for fruit production. Annual fertilization will help with healthy growth.
How to Prune a Peach Trees
When pruning peach trees you will want to start by taking off any dead, broken, crossing, or diseased branches. Then you can trim the tree to the shape and size of your desire.
When to Prune Peach Trees
The best time to prune peach trees is in late winter before new buds start to form.
When to Fertilize Peach Trees
To fertilize peach trees you will need a complete fertilizer and you will want to read the instructions for application and use.
Best Fertilizer for Peach Trees
The best peach tree fertilizer is a complete fertilizer such as; 16-4-8. You can also purchase our Slow Release Fertilizer which will last for 1 full year before needing fertilizer again.
How Fast Do Peach Trees Grow
Peach trees have a growth rate of around one to two feet per year. Fertilizing regularly will help promote growth and a healthy branch structure.
How Much Water Does a Peach Tree Need
Peach trees need an average of 36 inches of water per year. This equals out to a little less than 1 inch of water per week but it will also depend on rainfall in your area.
When Do Peach Trees Bloom
Peach trees bloom in spring to prepare for the fruit set.
Do Peach Trees Need a Pollinator
Peach trees are self-fertile, which means they do not need another peach tree to pollinate, but for best fruit production it’s advised to have another peach variety nearby. This will increase fruit production and size.
How Big Do Peach Trees Get
The average peach tree size is about 25 feet tall. There are dwarf peach trees available and even semi-dwarf peach trees for small planting sites.
Peach Tree Diseases
Peach trees are fairly disease resistant but do have a few diseases to look out for. These diseases include brown rot, fungal leaf spot, leaf curl, and peach scab.
How Long Do Peach Trees Live
Peach trees live to be about 12 years old, give or take a few years.