Prunus persica (Peach Tree) - Monthly Plant Care Calendar

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Low maintenance plant, needs pruning, dormant spray and fertilization in the winter.

Here's what you should be doing each month of the year for this plant in Sunset Zones 23 & 24: Find Your Climate Zone.

Click a month to be taken directly to that months plant care: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December

SaturnPeach2January

BUY

Bare root season (winter) is the best time of year.

PLANT

Plant in ammended soil with a handful of organic fertilizer.

FERTILIZE

Fertilize once before bud growth in spring. It could be January, February, March or April.

WATER

Minimal water needs as long as we get some rain.

PRUNE

Prune once during winter. Focus on leaving second year branches for fruit growth. Go to www.coastalsage.com for more information.

MULCH

Keep an inch of organic matter as a healthy mulch year round. Add more organic compast as needed.

TREAT FOR PEST/DISEASE

Preventively spray one application of copper or sulfer spray to control peach leaf curl. If peach leaf curl has a problem, then spray twice during dormant season.

TRANSPLANT

If you need to transplant a small tree this is the best time to do it.

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February

BUY

Bare root season (winter) is the best time of year.

PLANT

Plant in ammended soil with a handful of organic fertilizer.

FERTILIZE

Fertilize once before bud growth in spring. It could be January, February, March or April.

WATER

Minimal water needs as long as we get some rain.

PRUNE

Prune once during winter. Focus on leaving second year branches for fruit growth. Go to www.coastalsage.com for more information.

MULCH

Keep an inch of organic matter as a healthy mulch year round. Add more organic compast as needed.

March

PLANT

Plant in ammended soil with a handful of organic fertilizer.

FERTILIZE

Fertilize once before bud growth in spring. It could be January, February, March or April.

WATER

Regular deep watering once a week, or as needed. Regular water during fruit growth prevents unwanted fruit drop.

MULCH

Keep an inch of organic matter as a healthy mulch year round. Add more organic compast as needed.

April

FERTILIZE

Fertilize once before bud growth in spring. It could be January, February, March or April.

WATER

Regular deep watering once a week, or as needed. Regular water during fruit growth prevents unwanted fruit drop.

MULCH

Keep an inch of organic matter as a healthy mulch year round. Add more organic compost as needed.

May

WATER

Regular deep watering once a week, or as needed. Regular water during fruit growth prevents unwanted fruit drop.

MULCH

Keep an inch of organic matter as a healthy mulch year round. Add more organic compost as needed.

June

WATER

Regular deep watering once a week, or as needed. Regular water during fruit growth prevents unwanted fruit drop.

MULCH

Keep an inch of organic matter as a healthy mulch year round. Add more organic compost as needed.

PROTECT

Protect fruit from birds and other critters.

HARVEST

When fruit is ripe depending on variety.

July

WATER

Regular deep watering once a week, or as needed. Regular water during fruit growth prevents unwanted fruit drop.

MULCH

Keep an inch of organic matter as a healthy mulch year round. Add more organic compost as needed.

PROTECT

Protect fruit from birds and other critters.

PEST/DISEASE INSPECTION

Look for leaf curl. If this exists you'll need to treat with dormant sulfer or copper spray in the winter.

HARVEST

When fruit is ripe depending on variety.

August

WATER

Regular deep watering once a week, or as needed. Regular water during fruit growth prevents unwanted fruit drop.

MULCH

Keep an inch of organic matter as a healthy mulch year round. Add more organic compost as needed.

PROTECT

Protect fruit from birds and other critters.

PEST/DISEASE INSPECTION

Look for leaf curl. If this exists you'll need to treat with dormant sulfer or copper spray in the winter.

HARVEST

When fruit is ripe depending on variety.

September

WATER

Low water needs during fall until leaf drop.

MULCH

Keep an inch of organic matter as a healthy mulch year round. Add more organic compast as needed.

PEST/DISEASE INSPECTION

Look for leaf curl. If this exists you'll need to treat with dormant sulfer or copper spray in the winter.

October

WATER

Low water needs during fall until leaf drop.

MULCH

Keep an inch of organic matter as a healthy mulch year round. Add more organic compast as needed.

November

WATER

Low water needs during fall until leaf drop.

MULCH

Keep an inch of organic matter as a healthy mulch year round. Add more organic compast as needed.

December

WATER

Low water needs during fall until leaf drop.

PRUNE

Prune once during winter. Focus on leaving second year branches for fruit growth. Go to www.coastalsage.com for more information.

MULCH

Keep an inch of organic matter as a healthy mulch year round. Add more organic compast as needed.

TREAT FOR PEST/DISEASE

Preventively spray one application of copper or sulfer spray to control peach leaf curl. If peach leaf curl has a problem, then spray twice during dormant season.

TRANSPLANT

If you need to transplant a small tree this is the best time to do it.

 

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  • Search for plant care alphabetically here.
  • Add Prunus persica (Peach Tree)  to one of your plant lists, learn how.
  • Search our plant database for photos and more great information here.
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