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Peach tree
Plant Care Instructions By john noble

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

Is Indoor Plant?

No

These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones : 23, 24
USDA Zones :
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  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • January
    • 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.

  • 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 compast 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 compast 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 compast 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 compast 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 compast 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.

  • Winter
    • Spring
      • Summer
        • Fall
          • Buy

            When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

            •  Jan
            •  Feb
            •  Mar
            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • January

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

            • February

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

          • Plant

            When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

            •  Jan
            •  Feb
            •  Mar
            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • January

              Plant in ammended soil with a handful of organic fertilizer.

            • February

              Plant in ammended soil with a handful of organic fertilizer.

            • March

              Plant in ammended soil with a handful of organic fertilizer.

          • Sow Seeds

            When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

            •  Jan
            •  Feb
            •  Mar
            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • Fertilize

              When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • January

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

              • February

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

              • March

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

              • April

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

            • Water

              Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • January

                Minimal water needs as long as we get some rain.

              • February

                Minimal water needs as long as we get some rain.

              • March

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

              • April

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

              • May

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

              • June

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

              • July

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

              • August

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

              • September

                Low water needs during fall until leaf drop.

              • October

                Low water needs during fall until leaf drop.

              • November

                Low water needs during fall until leaf drop.

              • December

                Low water needs during fall until leaf drop.

            • Prune

              When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • January

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

              • February

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

              • December

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

            • Mulch

              Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • January

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

              • February

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

              • March

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

              • April

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

              • May

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

              • June

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

              • July

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

              • August

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

              • September

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

              • October

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

              • November

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

              • December

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

            • Protect

              When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • June

                Protect fruit from birds and other critters.

              • July

                Protect fruit from birds and other critters.

              • August

                Protect fruit from birds and other critters.

            • Pest/Disease Inspection

              What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • July

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

              • August

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

              • September

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

            • Treat for Pest/Disease

              How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • January

                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.

              • December

                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

              When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • January

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

              • December

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

            • Propagate

              When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • Harvest

                When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

                •  Jan
                •  Feb
                •  Mar
                •  Apr
                •  May
                •  Jun
                •  Jul
                •  Aug
                •  Sep
                •  Oct
                •  Nov
                •  Dec
                • June

                  When fruit is ripe depending on variety.

                • July

                  When fruit is ripe depending on variety.

                • August

                  When fruit is ripe depending on variety.

              • Special requirements

                Any other requirement for this plant? Is there anything that doesn't fit into the other care categories?

                •  Jan
                •  Feb
                •  Mar
                •  Apr
                •  May
                •  Jun
                •  Jul
                •  Aug
                •  Sep
                •  Oct
                •  Nov
                •  Dec

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