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gloria125
Greensboro, AL

August 11, 2010
6:52 AM

Post #8033144

Planting peach pits is one way to get a peach tree, but it is apt to be one that is subject to 100 diseases that a hybrid tree has been bred to resist. And there is nothing sadder than to watch a peach grow and then succumb to white scale, bugs, and rot.

It is fun to find old fashioned peaches -- like the Indian peach that you can still find at nurseries in the South.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 11, 2010
2:17 PM

Post #8034000

Gloria I have to agree, about not using pits, after reading that same warning in every reliable source. I just ate a wonderful 'Redhaven' peach yesterday.
gloria125
Greensboro, AL

August 11, 2010
6:20 PM

Post #8034456

I had a link to Indian Peach in my post (Blood Peach) which stated that particular peach would come true from the pit.

The link has disappeared.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 12, 2010
2:16 PM

Post #8035955

I don't know why that would be. Would you try again?

There's a brief mention of that here
http://www.saintrochtree.com/index.php/your-activity/garden-a-flowers/history-of-introduced-fruits-into-america-native-american-fruit-trees-and-hybrid-fruit-tree-improvements.html
gloria125
Greensboro, AL

August 13, 2010
5:32 AM

Post #8037105

http://www.aaronsfarm.com/product/Indian+Blood+Cling+Peach+Tree

O.K. I did find it. Indian Blood cling peach.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 13, 2010
7:03 AM

Post #8037268

Thanks! and I tell you, even a bargain basement 2-3 foot tree will grow fast.
gloria125
Greensboro, AL

August 14, 2010
6:59 AM

Post #8039071

Sometimes its hard to find a peach that's not grafted.

The peach truck from Chilton County which must be the world capital for peaches was here yesterday.

A whole truckload of huge perfect ripe peaches! . They smelled heavenly. The grower said he'd be back next week, so Ive got to get ready to spend a day putting up peaches.

This message was edited Aug 14, 2010 8:02 AM

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 14, 2010
7:11 AM

Post #8039095

I must go buy some more--The ones I had last week were great.

By the way--the tiny seedling I photographed in the article, two leavs in April, is now a good 18 inches tall. This in record heat and drought with not that much water help, way back in a flower bed.
gloria125
Greensboro, AL

August 14, 2010
1:31 PM

Post #8039663

I guess that's why peaches grow so great in Alabama. They enjoy the heat. I know you are proud of your baby peach. I hope it produces some great peaches for you!
twelvethumbs
Evansville, IN

August 16, 2010
10:17 AM

Post #8043244

Even if your volunteer peach is a dud you could practice your grafting skills on it. possibly grafting 3 or 4 varieties on it. If you kill it your loss is limited to your time.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 16, 2010
6:25 PM

Post #8044092

Now there's a thought. Grafting is another new venture in gardening for me; I've read it but never attempted.
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