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If you plant a peach, do you get a peach tree?
July 15, 2005 | self / vanity

Posted on 07/16/2005 10:26:52 AM PDT by The Other Harry

The subject line says it all.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Gardening
KEYWORDS: drunkandnaked; peachschnapps; stunedbeeber

1 posted on 07/16/2005 10:26:52 AM PDT by The Other Harry
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To: The Other Harry

nah you would get ants.


2 posted on 07/16/2005 10:29:29 AM PDT by MikefromOhio
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To: The Other Harry

What is the sound of one hand clapping?


3 posted on 07/16/2005 10:56:00 AM PDT by holymoly
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To: The Other Harry

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.


4 posted on 07/16/2005 10:58:06 AM PDT by dennisw (See the primitive wallflower freeze, When the jelly-faced women all sneeze)
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To: The Other Harry
The better question would be.......

If you plant a cigar...do you get an intern?

5 posted on 07/16/2005 10:58:47 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Hillary's heart is darker than the devil's riding boots..................................)
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To: dennisw

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.


6 posted on 07/16/2005 11:46:21 AM PDT by SampleMan
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To: The Other Harry

You might get a Nectarine.


7 posted on 07/16/2005 11:49:50 AM PDT by tertiary01 (It took 21 years but 1984 finally arrived.)
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To: dennisw

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.


8 posted on 07/16/2005 11:58:39 AM PDT by tertiary01 (It took 21 years but 1984 finally arrived.)
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To: SampleMan; tertiary01

Thanks. You both seem to right. He will likely get some kind of peach (necarine?) but not necessarily like the one he ate.


9 posted on 07/16/2005 12:33:54 PM PDT by dennisw (See the primitive wallflower freeze, When the jelly-faced women all sneeze)
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To: SampleMan

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


10 posted on 07/16/2005 12:35:27 PM PDT by dennisw (See the primitive wallflower freeze, When the jelly-faced women all sneeze)
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To: The Other Harry
If you plant enough of them, we might all come over.


11 posted on 07/16/2005 12:36:31 PM PDT by ShadowDancer (As for the types of comments I make,sometimes I just, By God,get carried away with my own eloquence.)
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To: dennisw
Throughout winter, water the row when conditions have been dry and warm with no snow cover

Is it worth continuing to water when the ice has built up to over a foot in thickness?

12 posted on 07/16/2005 12:38:54 PM PDT by RightWhale (Substance is essentially the relationship of accidents to itself)
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To: RightWhale

Only if it's peach flavored vodka.


13 posted on 07/16/2005 12:43:08 PM PDT by dennisw (See the primitive wallflower freeze, When the jelly-faced women all sneeze)
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To: The Other Harry

30 pack...go for the gusto!...


14 posted on 07/16/2005 12:45:00 PM PDT by dakine
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To: The Other Harry
If you plant a peach, do you get a peach tree?

Depends on what state you are in.

15 posted on 07/16/2005 9:24:35 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Sgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: The Other Harry

Red clay or sandy loam?


16 posted on 07/16/2005 9:57:09 PM PDT by Cedar
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To: Cedar

Makes me wonder about coconuts?


17 posted on 07/17/2005 12:34:51 AM PDT by Axzar
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To: The Other Harry; MotleyGirl70
Interesting, the other Other Harry is into Peach trees too!

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.

18 posted on 07/17/2005 6:07:32 AM PDT by Cagey
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To: Cagey
Interesting, the other Other Harry is into Peach trees too!


19 posted on 07/17/2005 7:32:17 AM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: Cedar

> Red clay or sandy loam?

Clay. And not much sun until the late afternoon.


20 posted on 07/17/2005 7:57:13 AM PDT by The Other Harry
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To: holymoly

> 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. ;)


21 posted on 07/17/2005 8:06:21 AM PDT by The Other Harry
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