As for growing from seed I have found that planting the seed on top of the ground in the fall or with very little sand or soil on it (in South Georgia) will produce a nice small peach tree by January or February. I don't cover the seeds until after they send the root down to sprout. I tried planting the seed and they all rotted. Just my experience.
As for the new varieties they are grafted to an old type tree and won't be like the seed usually. Plant it on top of the soil or barely under it and protect it from the squirrels and rodents that eat it with a wire and it will take about 5 months and cold weather to germinate. The picture is of the seeds I started in September from my peach tree (original from seed) that I like (an old white peach with cling free seed).
By gbk from GA
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
We are in zone 4-5. As to what kind of trees they will become and what kind of peaches they will produce, no one knows yet. It's only been two years. But any peach is better than no peaches!
By Coreen from Rupert, ID
How do I start a peach tree from the pits I've saved?
Find a good location with sun and shade. Then, dig a hole about 6 inches deep. Put a little water in the hole, place the dried pit in the bottom and fill in the hole with dirt. Mound some dirt on top, then water well. You should probably water it every day to keep it moist. It will take a while for the seed to sprout and grow, so don't give up. Just be patient and wait.
I recently was given a beautiful peach; it was sooo good. I really want to plant the pit in some soil and grow the pit into a beautiful peach tree someday. But, don't know that it will happen that way. How would I do that? Can I put the pit into soil and water it as necessary and someday get a peach tree?
Please advise me, thanks for all your help folks! :-D
Can I start a peach tree indoors, and if so; how do I do it?
Sorry about the short one word answer but I answered 2 other posts and nothing happened so I was just checking. Peach trees can be started in the house but most of the seeds need the cold to germinate even the seedling ones. So if it is growing then carry it inside but don't worry if it loses its leaves. Cut the water and move it where it gets some light until spring and keep moving it to more light till warm enough to put outside.