Last fall, probably a little too late in the year, my husband Eric and I got a good deal on two peach trees. Iâ€™ve wanted to put in a couple of peach trees for a few years, but never got around to doing it.
Eric put the peach trees in a different spot than our apples trees, up closer to the house. He carefully wrapped the bottoms so bunnies wouldnâ€™t nibble on the bark if they wandered through when the dog was inside. Then he carefully staked the trees so they wouldnâ€™t get tossed about too badly by the wind. Worried about planting late, we made sure to water them constantly at first.
About a month later, the bottom foot of the trees were not visible due to snow piles. Toward the end of winter (last week?) the piles were closer to 3 feet around the peach trees. Now things are melting nicely and the entire trees can be seen again.
So Iâ€™m anxiously waiting to see if the trees made it through the winter. Iâ€™m looking for buds.
With the apple trees, we removed their buds for the first couple of years so they wouldnâ€™t put their energy into growing. Should I do the same with the peach trees? Do I have any peach tree experts out there?