How many gallon pot do i need to have a dwarf peach tree?

acceMay 11, 2012

I moved and chose to take the tree thats been in the ground for a year. The new place i am living wont let me plant anything in the ground so i am forced to garden in pots. Whats the smallest I would need for it to eventually bear fruit?

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denninmi(8a)

Probably something about the size of a half whiskey barrel planter. Larger is better. You may have overwintering issues if you're in the colder states.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2012 at 7:21PM
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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

I've done well with sweet cherry, nectarine, apricot, and much more in 12-15 gal pots. Peach will work the same. Just make sure your mix drains very well.

This picture gives a good idea of tree size in a 15 gal pot.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2012 at 9:19PM
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blazeaglory(10 SZ22/24 OC Ca)

What the heck is that behind the tree? A Japanese shower?

    Bookmark   May 11, 2012 at 9:26PM
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denninmi(8a)

I shouldn't answer for someone else, apologies in advance FN, that is what is known in the greenhouse industry as "pad and fan evaporative cooling" -- what you see on this end of the greenhouse are cellulose pads that are kept moistened by a constant, light drizzle of water from above. On the other end of the greenhouse, somewhere out of the photo, is a big fan that moves the air. As the air moves over the moist pad, water evaporates, cooling the air quite a bit -- exactly how much cooling is achieved is a function of factors such as the air flow and more importantly, the dew point/humidity of the air. Pad and fan cooling is very effective in dry areas, somewhat less so in areas that are very humid/high dew point. I think it's quite common to get a reduction in temperature of about 20 degrees F.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2012 at 9:33PM
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