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How do you grow a peach tree?

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To grow a peach tree, after-ripen the tree seed for up to 130 days in a cool location, and then plant the seed directly in the garden in a sunny location. Apply fertilizer, and water the tree regularly. Peach trees require two years or more to mature after planting.

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How do you grow a peach tree?
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  1. After-ripen the seeds

    Place the peach seed in a lidded container, and store the seed in the refrigerator for a period of 120 to 130 days before planting.

  2. Plant the seeds

    Choose a location with direct sunlight, and create furrows in damp soil. The furrows should be about twice the depth of the largest peach seed. Place the seeds in the furrows, and cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil and 1 to 2 inches of sand.

  3. Provide care for the saplings

    After the saplings are 12 inches tall, pour 2 tablespoons of urea per foot along the row. The fertilizer should be poured at least 3 inches away from the saplings. Dry, organic fertilizer should be applied around the base of the tree annually. Water the sapling every 10 days or when the soil is dry, and apply a 2-inch layer of mulch around the base of the tree to maintain adequate moisture levels.

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