My white peach tree blooms in two phases almost a month apart. Is this due to the possibility that half the tree growing might be below a graft? Should I remove the late wood? It flowers and sets fruit, but the fruit does not mature.
Check for a grafting collar. It will be a healed wound that goes all the way around the trunk. If the inferior fruiting branch is below that collar, it is a sucker and should be removed. If it is not below that, it might still be a good idea to remove it. If it does not produce quality fruit, then it is only sucking energy away from branches that do and is not helping the tree.
I live in Illinois, Zone 5b, and I have a white princess peach tree and I want to know if the long winters we have will kill it. It says on the tag the chill requirements are about 500-800 hours under 45°F when while our chill hours are about 1000-1400 I believe so I want to know if it will survive or not.
The hardiness planting zone for that peach tree is from 5 to 8, so you are on the edge. It wouldn't hurt to give it some protection in winter to make sure it sees it through. Give it plenty of mulch for winter and if it's not planted in a protected area, you may want to take more measures when a cold blast is due.
I have a 15 year old white peach that has never born well -- less than 8 peaches. I spray for peach leaf curl annually - twice the past 2 years before budding. I don't water all that much during the growing season. It is full of blossoms this year. I fertilize with plant stakes though this year I've fertilized with Fox Super Bloom - heavier on phosphate to try and provoke more blooms. Appreciate any advice. Thank you.
They need a high nitrogen fertilizer regularly. Also, they need irrigation in summer.
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Hi! I wanted to know your opinion about white peaches, such as which ones do you think are the best kind for a Bellini? And would you happen to know if any of these breeds are grown in Michigan?
I found this website of volunteers that promote the peach industry in Michigan. It says the white peach varieties grown in Michigan are White Lady, Blushingstar, Carolina Belle, and China Pearl. I looked at some recipes for bellinis but peach varieties weren't named. You might contact someone at the Michigan peach website or the Michigan State University Extension for a recommendation.