The Q&A Archives: Care of peach tree

Question: I have just moved into a home that has a mature peach tree planted in the back yard. There is beautiful healthy green foilage but no fruit apprearing. Can you tell me if there needs to be more than one tree for fruit to bear? If not can you tell me a way to produce fruit for next season? Your assistance is appreciated. Diane

Answer: Carolyn,

I am sorry for this delayed reply to your gardening question. The spring rush has brought a deluge of questions and we are working hard to catch up!

You only need one peach tree for fruit. The tree will set next year's fruit buds during the next few months so make sure it has adequate water and that any suckers growing up into the center of the tree are removed to prevent them from shading out the branches below them. If your tree is in full sun it should bloom and fruit next year barring a late spring frost.

Thanks for the question. Best wishes for a wonderful gardening season. Please stop in again soon!

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