I bought my dh two "dwarf" Alberta peach trees for Fathers Day this year. His favorite fruit!
Your article is very informative and helpful. One comment, however. The (online) company I purchased the trees from said that more than one is needed for pollination. You mentioned that they are self-fertile.
You also said, "To ensure a good crop, most home gardeners will take a paintbrush and dabble it over the blooms when open." What does that mean?