Lea from Santa Fe, NM
By Marge W.
By the way - the pit IS the seed - so just plant it as is. Good luck -and enjoy seeing what your new plant does! I love trying things like this - it is fun!
By Carol in PA
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I live in the Yakima Valley here in Washington state and Marge from NY is sure going to take some flak for posting that fruit trees don't grow on the west coast. Lol Marge, I am pretty sure you have never left the state of NY or you would not have made that statement.
The Yakima valley is known for it's orchards. It is one of the most temperate climates in the country. We also have a huge wine industry going in this state and are becoming fairly well known in France, Italy, Spain, etc. Come visit sometime.
I live in Arizona and YES we do get very hot in the summer but not for a few months I would be interested in planting a peach pit will it grow? DO I have to buy special soil or can I just plant in backyard?
>Peaches are grown more on the east coast not the west coast. Marge from NY <
No, Marge, they are not. 65% of peach trees are grown in California. Sorry.
I have not tried to grow from pits, Interesting Idea. I have 2 Peach trees in my North side of the house that have more peaches than I can personally use, but I do can them for winter. They have been producing every year since I planted them 5 years ago. I am about 50 miles East of Denver. (if you are above Zone 5, I would suggest Late Peaches, or be prepared to protect the blooms during frosts. Good luck., (p.s., I am trying Banana and Grapfruit next) more care involved in them, but the challange will be VERY rewarding. ;)
I have not tried to grow from pits, Interesting idea. I have 2 peach trees in my north side of the house that have more peaches than I can personally use, but I do can them for winter. They have been producing every year since I planted them 5 years ago. I am about 50 miles east of Denver. (if you are above Zone 5, I would suggest late peaches, or be prepared to protect the blooms during frosts. Good luck., (p.s., I am trying banana and grapefruit next) more care involved in them, but the challenge will be VERY rewarding. ;)
Marge- California produces 65% of the peaches grown in the United States.
RE: Growing Peach Trees from Pits
Post By pikka (Guest Post) (11/27/2007)
Birds do not have stomach acid. They use sand in their gizzards to break down their food.
i really want to sprout a peach from a pit. How is it possible to be successful and fast? Is there a way?
I had heard in my permaculture class that cherry pits and
other seeds often had to pass through the intestine of a bird
or animal and be exposed to gastric acids. We ate a pile
of cherries one year and I decided to find out what per cent
acid our stomach acid was, figuring it would be similar for
most creatures. Five percent was the best guess and I knew
vinegar is 5%, so I took a pint of cherry seeds, covered them
in vinegar and put a lid on them. I forgot them until spring
and went to check on them in the basement and almost every seed had sprouted.
I was moving so I just put them into the compost pile and
left them to their fate.
I am wondering if peach trees will grow in Houston.. I've never seen them or heard any discussion of it. My daughter in law is an avid gardener and I would love to start a peach tree in a pot for her to transplant later.
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