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JRupert
Sep 20, 2016 3:14 PM CST
When is the best time of year for planting peach trees in Zone 8B???
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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Sep 20, 2016 3:28 PM CST
Here in 9a we are told to plant most things in the fall so that the roots can establish over the winter. I don't know whether you are colder enough for there to be a different recommendation there. The most important thing for success with peaches is to be certain you plant varieties suited to your area's number of chill hours.
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DaisyI
Sep 20, 2016 5:05 PM CST
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If you are buying them bareroot, January or February. If from pots, early spring or early fall. When I lived in California (Zone 8), I was lucky enough to live near several wholesale nurseries that were willing to sell retail. Also, independent nurseries usually have bareroot trees and, later in the spring, potted trees. They will be selling trees that are right for your area. If you are shopping at a big box store, the trees will be in pots but be aware that what the the big box store is selling isn't necessarily right for the conditions in your area.
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