Peach – Planting Tips

Q: I am completely new to gardening. We purchased a Bonfire peach tree in a pot. Can I plant this tree in the ground?

A: Yes, plant it; the peach will be lots happier in the ground. Use a shovel to thoroughly break up the soil in a five-foot diameter circle. Take the peach out of the pot and untangle the roots as best you can. Plant it in the center of the area, making sure the top major root is only an inch below the soil surface. ‘Bonfire’ peach is admired for its purple leaves and pretty flowers. The small fruit is edible but not very tasty.

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