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Golly, I finally start planting some fruit trees, one of which is a peach, then read what a problem they are. The kind I bought is "Mid-Pride Peach". It only needs 250 chill hours, self-fruitful (like that as our small family does not need multiple trees). It is bred for the 'warm winter climates of So Calif, Phoenix, Houston & SF Bay Area. The Houston thing surprises me, because of the humidity there, but I guess they are just talking winter temps, although we all shared more cold than usual this winter. No humidity problems here as we are on the desert side of the coastal mountain range. Just bought it the beginning of April and it had a little peach on it (still there), so I was excited. I have my 3 orange varieties and pomegranate trees on the so/west side of the house where there is lots of sun all year 'round. Also my blackberries. Maybe this will be the year of some fruit growing!!
That sounds great! As I read, they say you'll have much LESS to worry about with your peaches than here on my east coast.
Its pretty neat that you can accommodate both oranges and peaches. Good using the ol microclimates there! I don't have blackberries but my friend has great luck with them. All in all, I'm sure you'll have some good fruit starting up.
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