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That's Just Peachy! A Guide To Caring For A Young Peach Tree

by Fred Nelson

When you plant a peach tree in your backyard, the hope is that in a few years, it will start providing your family with delicious peaches. In order to ensure this happens, you need to take excellent care of the tree when it is young. Here are the steps you'll need to follow each year.

Pruning the tree.

It's really important to keep peach trees well pruned when they are young. This will ensure that as they grow, they develop a shape that allows plenty of space between the branches. Not only will this make it easier to reach the fruit, but it will ensure proper air flow through the branches, which helps stave off fungal infections. Unless you're experienced with pruning, it may be best to hire a professional to prune the tree for you. This should be done in late winter before the buds appear. If you do choose to prune the tree yourself, make sure you remove branches sparingly. Aim to create an even spread of branches across the tree.

Fertilizing the tree.

It's also good to fertilize the tree once a year before the buds appear. This way, the tree will have the nutrition it needs as it begins growing for the season. You can find a fertilizer made especially for fruit trees, but really, a basic 10-10-10 fertilizer diluted according to the package specifications is fine in most cases. Spread it out in a big, 10-foot circle around the tree since this is where the roots are found. You can also apply some mulch to the ground around the tree. Just don't push it right up against the trunk where it may perpetuate rotting. The wood mulch will slowly break down and add nutrients to the soil.

Spraying the tree.

You don't usually need to spray the tree during the first two seasons, since it won't likely develop any fruit these years. However, once the third season arrives, you should have it sprayed with fungicides early in the spring and again once it blossoms. This will prevent fungi, such as the fungi that cause brown rot and anthracnose, from infecting the tree and harming your peach crop.  If you notice a lot of insects around the tree, you can also have it sprayed with insecticides.

Caring for your peach tree when it's young will help ensure a better peach crop once it gets older. For more information, speak with a tree care service, such as ISA Texas Chapter, in your area.