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georgia peach seeds

Georgia peach seeds

Test the soil prior to planting, as an adequate adjustment of pH and fertility may be required. This is particularly important because modifying soil pH in deeper profiles is very difficult after planting. Soil testing kits can be obtained from your local UGA Extension office. You can locate the closest county office with the online directory.

In order to assure good fruit size, peaches will almost always have to be thinned. Fruit thinning is normally done when the fruit is about 0.7- to 1.0-inch across. Peach trees naturally produce hundreds of fruitlets. To achieve desirable and consistent fruit size, leave a healthy, well shaped fruitlet every 6 to 8 inches. Although it may seem that you are removing most of the crop, thinning will assure a good fruit size and quality crop when ripe.

Preparing the Soil

Plum curculio. Photo courtesy of Clemson University – USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood.org.Peachtree borer. Photo courtesy of Clemson University – USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood.org.Oriental fruit moth. Photo courtesy of Clemson University – USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood.org.White peach scale. Photo courtesy of Clemson University – USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood.org.

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These applications should be modified if a preplant soil testing was done and recommendations were followed, as phosphorus and potassium should not be needed for the first and second years of tree life. For more detailed information view the Southeastern Peach, Nectarine, and Plum Pest Management and Culture Guide.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

Sorry, we cannot ship products to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO or outside the contiguous United States. Please provide a street address as some products are unable to be delivered to Post Office boxes.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

Sorry, we cannot ship products to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO or outside the contiguous United States. Please provide a street address as some products are unable to be delivered to Post Office boxes.