I researched peaches and found either a Frost or an Oregon Curl Free would be the healthiest, and I need all the help I can get keeping fruit trees healthy. I have kept my eyes open for Frost since the bare root selections showed up a few weeks ago. One nursery had a potted one for some outrageous price like $50, another source wouldn't have them until March 20 (too late for bare root), but low and behold Flowerland in Central Point had them! I drove right over in the rain and got one! $22, not a bad price. My son and I got it right into the ground, or raised bed in this case. The nurseryman said a raised bed was a good idea for a peach anyway, since they like good drainage. Nice to know, since I don't have good drainage without raised beds! He showed me where to prune it if I wanted to keep it lower and branched out too.
|Frost Peach - March 3, 2014 - Edward the Goldendoodle sauntering by...|
|top I pruned off per nurseryman's instructions 3-5-14|
|"Frosty" the Frost Peach 3-5-14 (the green grass is misleading... under it is swampy soil!)|