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Q.Growing S “dwarf” Peach Tree In A Half 55 Gallon Plastic Barrel.

Zone 42262 | Bobaol added on May 16, 2022 | Answered

We have a nearly 30 year old “dwarf” peach tree, (told its life would be 12-15 years), about 15’W x 26’T, next to our garden. Every year, from fallen and discarded fruit, we get baby peach trees in our garden. We have successfully transplanted and gotten fruit from a few. We would like to try putting some of the 20+ that have sprouted this spring into some 55 gallon plastic barrels that are cut in half. Mainly due to freezing preventing either insects not being available when blooming, blooms freezing off, or small fruit freezing off. We’ll put them on wheeled platforms for ease of movement into and out of a garage. We’re on the KY/TN border, west central. We’d appreciate any advice you can provide us about doing this, and any more information you may need, please ask. Bob

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Answered on May 17, 2022

In containers that big, you can treat them as you would in-ground. The good thing, here, is that you can use good soil or amend your own for the container.

Here are some articles that will offer more information on growing these trees in container:



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