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How to Grow Peaches in Perth


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13 April 2023

Peach trees can be grown successfully in Perth, the best time to plant your tree is between March and May. Not all peach varieties are suitable for Perth's climate. Look for varieties that are known to do well in hot and dry conditions. Some good options include Flordaprince, Tropic Snow, and Earlibelle. Planting peach trees in pots can be a great way to grow your own fruit even if you don't have access to a large garden, look for a dwarf variety such as Anzac or Trixzie Pixzee. 

Where to plant your Peach Tree

Peach trees need full sun and well-drained soil to thrive. Choose a location that gets at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day and has good drainage. Avoid planting in areas with heavy clay soils or where water tends to pool.

How to Plant a Peach Tree

Purchase a young peach tree from a nursery or garden centre. Look for a tree that has a straight trunk, healthy foliage, and no signs of disease or pests.

Dig a hole that is twice as wide and deep as the root ball of the tree. Break up any clumps of soil and enrich the soil with Baileys Soil Improver Plus which contains compost and manure that will encourage strong and healthy growth. If you have very sandy soils, use Baileys Clay & Compost.