Peach seed cultivation
Peach seeds can be grown by following these steps:
- Checking the viability of the seed: The viability of the seed can be checked by placing it in a container of water. If it floats on the surface of the water, it is not suitable for cultivation.
- Preparing the seed for planting: The seed is dried and placed with a little organic fertilizer, or peat moss in an airtight plastic bag, then the bag is placed in the refrigerator at a temperature of 4.4 degrees Celsius for a period ranging between 4-8 weeks, and it is inspected after five weeks, and taken out of Refrigerate when the seed cracks and sprouts.
- Soil preparation: It is recommended to start preparing the soil in the fifth week if the seed has not yet sprouted, by mixing one part of the organic fertilizer with two parts of the soil.
- Planting the seed: The seed is planted in the soil at a depth of ten centimeters, and covered with a piece of cloth to prevent animals from extracting the seed from the soil, and the piece of cloth is removed after the bud grows and appears on the surface of the soil.
Important tips for successful peach tree cultivation
Here are the most important tips that must be followed to ensure the success of peach tree cultivation:
- Soil: Peach trees need well-drained sandy soil, with a pH ranging from 5.5 to 6.5.
- Choosing the right variety: There are three varieties of peaches, the European, Japanese, and Damson peach, and the selection of the type depends on the nature of the place in which it will be grown, and on personal desire.
- Location: Peach trees need a place protected from cold winds; Because peach trees are perishable if exposed to frost.
- Watering: Peach trees need a lot of water during dry weather, and to conserve water, it is recommended to surround the plant with available mulch or mulch – such as tree bark – taking into account placing the mulch away from the tree trunk.
Fertilizing Peach Trees
Peach trees need fertilizer to provide them with the essential nutrients needed for their growth, and it is recommended to add fertilizer at the beginning of the spring after the end of the last frost wave and before the emergence of buds, as it can start distributing the fertilizer evenly around the area around the tree after removing the mulch surrounding its trunk, to be away from the trunk including Approximately 60 cm, it is recommended to fertilize peach trees with a compound fertilizer consisting of 10% nitrogen, 10% phosphorous, and 10% potassium, and peach trees need one cup of fertilizer for each year of the tree’s age, provided that the amount of fertilizer does not exceed About 454 g for trees over ten years old.
- ↑ “How to grow a Plum Tree from a Pit”, home.howstuffworks.com, Retrieved 4-18-2019. Edited.
- ↑ Susan Patterson, “Growing Conditions For Plums: How To Take Care Of Plum Trees”, www.gardeningknowhow.com, Retrieved 4-19-2019. Edited.
- ↑ Traci Joy (9-21-2017), “How to Feed Plum Trees”, www.gardenguides.com, Retrieved 19-4-2019. Edited.
- ↑ “When to Use 10-10-10 Fertilizer in the Garden?”, www.homeguides.sfgate.com, Retrieved 5-5-2019. Edited.
How to grow peach seeds