The Q&A Archives: info about peach tree

Question: does belle of ga. peach tree produce if solitary tree, or does it need cross pollination? Does it need annual pruning? if so how? what kind of peach does it produce? yellow?white?freestone? should i let it produce peaches this first year? does it need to be sprayed and if so with what? should i give the limbs support when peaches are covering it?

Answer: Belle of Georgia is a reliable producer of large, sweet, aromatic fruit. The peaches are pink-blushed freestones with pale and juicy flesh. The fruits ripen in August and the tree resists disease. Belle of Georgia peach trees begin bearing at an early age and are covered with light pink blooms by year three. Your tree is self-pollinating. Rather than trying to support the branches with crutches, simply thin the fruits when they are about 2 inches in size. Peach trees need about 40 leaves per fruit to sustain tree health and still have enough energy to ripen the fruit.

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