Skip to comments.If you plant a peach, do you get a peach tree?
Posted on 07/16/2005 10:26:52 AM PDT by The Other Harry
The subject line says it all.
nah you would get ants.
What is the sound of one hand clapping?
The peach you ate was a hybrid so likely you wil get no peaches from any kind of shoot it sends up. You will get a "tree" but no peaches.
If you plant a cigar...do you get an intern?
Hybrids aren't by nature sterile. Every domestic animal and every domestic crop is a hybrid. Sometimes a hybrid can be sterile, such as mules.
You might get a Nectarine.
I believe you are mixing up a variety with a hybrid. A Aprium is an example of a plum/apricot hybrid, but most peaches are cultivars or varieties, and as such their seedlings will not be always be true to variety, but will usually bare peach or sometimes nectarine (fuzzless peach)fruit.
Thanks. You both seem to right. He will likely get some kind of peach (necarine?) but not necessarily like the one he ate.
Starting Peaches from Pits
By Robert Cox, Colorado State University Cooperative Extension, Horticulture
Have you ever wanted to grow a peach tree from a peach pit? It can be done.
Peaches from seed can result in trees that bear decent fruit, although they may not look or taste just like the peach from which the pit came. Most commercial peach varieties are budded onto specific varieties of rootstock. In any case, peach pits can be planted in fall in a garden area, just as if you were planting any other seed. Plant them about 4 inches deep and apart in a row.
Cover with an inch of straw, pine needles or similar mulch and then water. Throughout winter, water the row when conditions have been dry and warm with no snow cover. Many of the pits will germinate the following spring. You can transplant them to pots for growing to a larger size, or move them directly to their new location. Avoid planting peaches on southern exposures, as the extra heat would cause them to bloom even earlier in spring, ensuring that late frosts would prevent fruit development. Eastern or northern exposures are best, but it will be several years to fruiting size from a seedling peach. Note that the late frosts our area receives will typically mean that peaches develop only one or two years out of five.
Photo: Judy Sedbrook
Is it worth continuing to water when the ice has built up to over a foot in thickness?
Only if it's peach flavored vodka.
30 pack...go for the gusto!...
Depends on what state you are in.
Red clay or sandy loam?
Makes me wonder about coconuts?
Prince Harry, the younger son of The Prince of Wales, leads young orphan Mutsu Potsane, aged four, by the hand to plant a peach tree at the Mants'ase Children's Home for orphans near Mohale's Hoek, around 60 miles south of Maseru in Lesotho.
> Red clay or sandy loam?
Clay. And not much sun until the late afternoon.
> What is the sound of one hand clapping?
Actually, you got the question right. It was essentially a zen question.
I am actually interested in planting a peach tree, but I can figure that out locally. I happen to like peaches. (They are particularly good right now, btw. But the ones we get here mostly come from Chile)
The question I posed had as much to do with other things, such as child-rearing, as it did with peaches.
Along those lines, I figure a nectarine would be okay. ;)