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AndyAdams
Dec 12, 2016 10:55 AM CST
I'm planting 2 trees, should I get 2 different varities or two of the same?
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DaisyI
Dec 12, 2016 11:45 AM CST
Welcome!

Plant two varieties that ripen at different times. That will stretch your season.

Another great option for small home orchards is to plant two fruit trees in each planting hole. They will grow to form one canopy with two tree trunks and you will have four types of peach (or whatever). Your eventual "tree" won't be any bigger than if you planted just one tree.

This works especially great when planting trees that need a pollinator, i.e. pluots. Make sure the adult size of your two trees are similar.
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Name: Philip Becker
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Philipwonel
Dec 12, 2016 11:59 AM CST
Great ideal @daisyl !!! Hurray!
Two in each hole. They could have four varieties. And with some reaserch. Get four months of peaches. April may june july august.
Opps !!!! Thats five. 😕😕😕
Well 3 in one. Two in the other. Aaa!!!
If they could stand five months of peaches. Rolling on the floor laughing
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sallyg
Dec 12, 2016 2:53 PM CST
Peaches are a very 'high maintenance' fruit tree, depending on location (or not)- I can say for central Maryland, without management, I have zero edible fruit after 7 years.
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