Peach Tree Planted Around Septic Tank – Safe To Eat Fruit?

Q: What do you think about eating the fruit from a peach tree that it was planted around a septic tank?

A: As long as the fruit does not directly touch the ground I would be comfortable eating it. Germs are not absorbed by the roots, so they can’t be transmitted to the fruit. Perhaps you could put thick mulch on the ground under the tree or even lay a tarp there to catch fallen fruit.