Peach trees grow rapidly in their first few years and it is important to get the trees well established for best production. Irrigation and fertilizer are important components to good tree growth. In Florida young peaches are put on irrigation ... READ MORE
Chilling hours are the number of cold hours that are needed for a deciduous crop to break winter dormancy. Lack of adequate chilling can result in poor bud break, extended flowering season, poor bloom overlap with pollenizers, flower bud death, ... READ MORE
Sumter County 4-H and FFA Peach Tree Project
McAvoy, C.E. and Taylor, K.A
1) Situation and Objectives: Starting in 2014, the peach tree project was offered to 4-H and FFA youth in Sumter County as an opportunity to learn how to grow a food ... READ MORE
It is hard to believe with all of this recent cold weather, but now is the time to plant fruit trees in the Florida Panhandle. When planning what type of fruit tree to plant, correct cultivar selection should be the top priority.
The dooryard ... READ MORE
February is not a month many think of as a big gardening month, although the preparation and maintenance practices performed in February can be critical to the success of an orchard for the rest of the year. Stone Fruit (Peaches, Nectarines) ... READ MORE