Sugar Princess Peach trees
I purchased a Sugar Princess peach last summer upon the reccomendation of the manager from a local high end nursery. He said that this variety was hardy enough and that he thought it would do well in our area. Considering the crazy hot and dry summer we had last year, the tree did struggle a bit at the start, but seemed to do ok with regular watering and appropriate fertilization. The winter was crazy cold and I didn't think it would make it considering the struggles it had during the summer. To my surprise, it is doing very well this spring. The guy at the nursery said that I should certainly expect blooms this spring, but there are none. My question to those of you who are proficient with peaches is what do I need to do to give this tree the best chance possible to make it, and to be a decent fruit producer. I know that its first season in the ground was hard, but do I need to do anything other than fertilizing and irrigating? Also, what type of fertilizer do you reccommend?