Can I start a peach tree from a peach seed? If so, does the seed need to be dried, and when should I plant? Do I plant with seed point up?
Starting Tree From a Peach Seed
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There are two ways to grow peaches from the seed or pit. First, collect peach pits during summer and sow them directly in the ground in fall about 4 inches deep. Add some mulch to the planting area. It should sprout in the spring. Alternatively, you can place the seed in a small pot about three months before the last frost date in your area. Dampen the soil and cover with a plastic bag. Place it in the refrigerator until threat of frost has passed. Take the pot out of the bag and place in a warm, sunny window keeping the soil moist. Transplant outdoors in spring.