Peach Trees
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peach trees

Zone 78641 | gaylamouser added on January 14, 2016 | Answered

I have peach trees that have been growing in a large planting container for almost 2 years. The roots have grown through the bottom of the pots. How can I plant them in the ground without doing a lot of damage to the tree.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on January 15, 2016

If you live in a southern climate you can go ahead and transplant the trees in Dec or Jan.
It is best to make the move to the ground while the tree is dormant, this will reduce the plant shock as much as possible.

Take care in planting in the new hole to make sure there are no air pockets.
Keep the tree at the same level it was in the pot.
Water to keep the soil moist and add 2 to 3 inches of hardwood mulch making sure to keep it away from the trunk of the tree.
Cut back the watering when the tree is established.
Do not fertilize until the tree is actively growing.

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