The soil in which the peach is grown should be light, with good ventilation and drainage. The soil should also be avoided to have high salinity and calcium! The peach needs a period of cold to bloom, and high temperatures in summer to have its delicious fruits. Also note that it needs increased sunshine but also limited humidity to protect the plant from diseases.
Peach is a plant that needs watering twice a week. We must be especially careful to have enough watering between late spring and autumn to get large and delicious fruits! In order to have the best results in fruits in quality, size and quantity, the peach needs a sufficient amount of nitrogen and potassium. The application of fertilizers is mainly done at the end of winter. Adding manure to the soil also has a good effect.
The peach tree is pruned at the end of winter, so that we will avoid extra cold weather that will have as a result the plant damage.
As with any fruit tree, pruning is divided into two categories:
- Shaping pruning is applied to young trees and has to do with shaping the shape of the tree.
- Production pruning is about maintaining the peach production fruit for a long time.
Peaches are harvested from late spring to late September. Specifically, the harvest criterion is the color, aroma and size of the fruit. Peach is one of the most delicious fruits but also one of the most beautiful fruit trees you will ever find.