These fruit trees thrive in organic, well-drained, sandy soil 18-20 feet apart from each other. It's best to prune these peach trees in the late winter or early spring and water them a few times a week. The proper care for this flat peach tree will ensure your peaches taste flavorful and sweet.Prunus persica 'Flat Wonderful' PP16836
You can expect your Flat Wonderful™ Peach Tree to start bearing fruit three to five years after planting. These trees tend to start budding in summer, so you'll receive the donut-shaped peaches in late July. Even prior to their fruiting years, Flat Wonderful provides beautiful, big peach blossoms.
A note about bare-root planting-these trees tend to transplant more easily, and become established more quickly, than potted plants. They're moving from dormancy directly into the soil in which they'll become established, relieving some of the shock of transplanting. They're also not coming to you pot-bound and in need of special care to encourage growth.What is the best watering method for the Flat Wonderful™ Peach Tree?
Water your Flat Wonderful™ Peach Tree regularly-this tree really responds well to adequate watering. While you don't want to overwater the tree, you do want to encourage it to develop deep roots. Water to about six inches of depth, giving the tree a deep soaking with a hose or drip irrigation, then allow the top inch or two of soil to dry out before watering again. We recommend watering in a circle around the tree, to allow the roots on all sides to receive water.Where is the best place to plant a Flat Wonderful™ Peach Tree?
Flat Wonderful™ Peach Trees thrive in well-drained, sandy soil with full sun. Give your peach tree at least 18 to 20 feet of space to grow wide and deep roots. You don't need a full orchard to grow wonderful peaches with this tree. It is self-pollinating, but having two will increase fruit yield.What is the best pruning method for the Flat Wonderful™ Peach Tree?
Prune in late winter or very early spring, when the plant is still dormant but after all threat of frost has passed. You can prune up to 30 percent of the tree every year. Remove older, non-fruiting branches, leaving shoots showing red or green coloring. This peach tree blooms on second-year branches, so leave that newer, younger wood for best fruiting. Choose three to five main branches you want to keep-they should be angled at about 35 degrees, and form a V shape without interfering with each other. Prune the rest using a saw and cutting a few inches above the branch collar. Remove any small shoots growing in toward the tree's center. Make sure your tools are clean before pruning to prevent introduction of disease or infection.What are some common diseases the Flat Wonderful™ Peach Tree may be susceptible to?
Brown rot is among the most common diseases affecting fruit and peach trees. Watch for brown spots on fruits or branches, and remove any diseased areas. If your tree has experienced brown rot in the course of the season, harvest your peaches just before they're ripe. Use a fungicide to treat brown rot.
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