Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
|You can certainly grow a peach tree from seed. However, growing them from seed is roll of the dice in terms of fruit quality, productivity, hardiness, etc. You never know exactly what you are going to get from a seed grown tree and it will take years to learn the answer to those questions.
Most peach trees are propagated by grafting a branch from a known cultivar to the root stock of a different tree.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Answer from DaisyI
August 24, 2017
|When to plant and how to plant will depend upon what you are growing.
N Central Wash. - the dry side (Zone 5b)
|We used to raise chickens and would keep a compost bucket in the kitchen that got tossed into the chicken yard every night. This resulted in the growth of an unknown peach tree out there in the pen. It had good fruit - they were free-stone and tasty. We did absolutely nothing to cultivate this tree. I'm not sure exactly when the tree was "planted", but peaches are in season in late July - August around here so that's a good guess. We did not provide any protection for this tree and it thrived for several years and produced lots of fruit. I believe your weather is much milder down in Arkansas than here in eastern Washington, and I wouldn't be afraid to just put your peach pits in the ground and hope for the best. Good luck to you!