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Name: Clayton Gebhart
Townsend, DE (Zone 7b)
Apr 22, 2016 6:35 AM CST
Hello everyone. I spread some of my compost into my raised beds and I have been surprised by small peach trees growing from pits that were in the compost! Thrilled!
My question is: I have transplanted them to individual pots. They have 5-6 sets of true leaves and are about 6" tall each. When or should I even prune the centers yet to promote outward growth?
Thank you,
Clayton - Delaware
Clayton Gebhart
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Apr 22, 2016 10:22 AM CST
How big do you want them to be? They will branch at the nodes just below the cut. If full sized trees are your goal, wait until they get about 4 feet tall and cut off the top 12 inches. If you prune them now, you are creating bonsai.

Also remember that you may not get fruit like the parent tree. There's a lot of genetics that come into play with seeds. You will get your first fruit in about 3 years.

Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

Name: Clayton Gebhart
Townsend, DE (Zone 7b)
Apr 22, 2016 11:25 AM CST
Clayton Gebhart

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