How to Plant, Grow, and Care For Fruit Bearing Cherry Tree

One of the most satisfying gardening endeavors is planting fruit trees in your landscape. Depending on your region and hardiness zone, cherry trees might be very popular.

Choose a robust, vigorous plant that thrives in your climate. Buying plants in person lets you check them. Mail-order peach plants are usually bare-root. Just buy from a reliable company!

How to Grow Jackfruit

In November–April, plant your new peach tree while it is dormant. Planting early lets the roots grow before the buds and leaves appear.

Make a hole large enough for all the roots. Make sure the tree at the same depth as a nursery plant after planting.

How to Grow

Peach trees develop, blossom, and fruit in full sun. Shaded trees are less healthy and strong. Consider not planting a peach if you don't have adequate sun.


Young trees need 1–1.5 inches of water per week. Rainfall may be adequate in a rainy area. Your peach tree needs watering if not. Water should sink into the soil, not run off.


Early soil preparation is crucial to peach tree planting success. Spend time on this to give your new tree the greatest start.


Peach plants thrive in USDA zones 5–8. Ensure your peach variety is climate-resistant. Few peach varieties can tolerate zone 4 cold and zone 9 heat.

Temperature and Humidity

The first year after planting or before fruit production, your peach tree may not need fertilizing. Each spring before fresh leaf growth after the first year, fertilize. Fertilize early summer.


How to Care

In the first several years, weeding around the tree reduces competition. Young trees can be stunted by weeds. Use a mulch barrier, hand-pull weeds, or string trimmer (don't damage the tree trunk).


Peach trees established from seeds usually produce fruit in their third or fourth year. Nursery-grown trees bear fruit faster because they're a year or two old.


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