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Oct 24, 2016 7:21 PM CST
I have planted lemon,orange & peach trees last months in Sacramento( purchased from Home Depot). What care should I take to grow them properly. Thanks.

Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Oct 24, 2016 9:53 PM CST
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The peaches will need pruning and dormant spray (2 or 3 times) this winter. Then some fertilizer in the spring and mid-summer (ammonium sulfate is good).

The lemons and oranges don't usually need pruning but will need some citus specific food next spring then again during the summer.

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Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
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Oct 24, 2016 10:56 PM CST
Peaches like to be pruned to an open form, the more light that can penetrate the center of the tree the better. Always prune them right above an outward facing bud and it will start the limbs growing outwards instead of back into the tree. If you are trying to grow organically you'll find it almost impossible to get a good crop of marketable fruit from a peach tree grown organically. Also not all peaches are self fertile some need another variety to produce fruits. Peach trees also benefit from fruit thinning once they get a little older too many fruits on the tree makes the overall fruits smaller and the limbs can break from the fruit load. I grow my fruits organically and have a few peach trees left but due to their high maintenance I've been slowly replacing them. For more info on pruning and growing peach trees you can find many great videos on youtube that will show you step by step on what to do. Good luck with your newly acquired plants and Welcome to
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