The Q&A Archives: Peach tree

Question: My peach tree has lived with me for three years. It barely grows at all. It bares plenty of leaves and peaches, unfortunetly the peaches only get about the size of a gumball. How can I make my peach tree become an adult peach tree? And bare adult peaches?

Answer: There are standard sized peach trees and dwarf or semi-dwarf cultivars. I suspect you have a dwarf or semi-dwarf and if so, it will reach a certain height and then stop growing any higher. Since yours has lots of leaves and peaches, it sounds as though it is healthy. If the peaches do not grow or ripen, the flowers were probably not pollinated or the tree is not getting the sunshine and heat it needs to produce fruit. Make sure you have plenty of bee activity in your yard (plant something colorful near your peach tree), and make sure your tree gets plenty of sunshine. Hope this works for you!

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