Return to the Texas Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Self Pollinating Fruit Trees

Posted by texasjoe Texas (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 8, 08 at 12:28

I have been thinking about getting a peach tree.
I've been told that you have to have two to get fruit.
I checked out Lowes and Wal-Mart and found
Self Pollinating Peach trees

My questions are
Has anyone ever tried one of these self pollinating trees ?
What is the best kind or variety of peach tree for East Tx ?
If I plant now when can I expect fruit ?

Thanks inadvance for your imput

Jay


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Self Pollinating Fruit Trees

From what I have read, all peach trees are self pollinating ???
I like Ranger, Redglobe and Belle of Georgia
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/extension/homefruit/stone/stone.html


 o
RE: Self Pollinating Fruit Trees

A fruit tree is a long-term investment. You might consider going to a local nursery to get some advice on the best varieties for your area. You are also more likely to get a peach grafted to a rootstock suited to your soil type from a local nursery than from Lowes or Walmart, which often make big purchases of trees for a very wide region.

While probably not really close to you, the fruit tree list below from Fanick's in San Antonio gives you some idea of things like chill hours, disease resistance, etc. which should be taken into account when chosing a stone fruit tree. I am intrigued by their August-fruiting peachcot.

Most, but not all, peaches and nectarines are self-pollinating. This is not true of many other types of fruit trees. Peach trees grow fast, and depending on the rootstock you could expect fruit in two to four years, with production declining as the tree reaches 15 or 20 years of age (sooner where certain diseases are prevalent).

You will get some good advice on taking care of fruit trees over at the Fruit and Orchards forum.

Here is a link that might be useful: Fanick's Fruit


 o
RE: Self Pollinating Fruit Trees

This is from Texas A&M, East Texas is in area 2 Self Fruitfful means no more than one is need for pollination

Peaches are well adapted to most parts of Texas. Because all peaches are self-fruitful, it is not necessary to plant more than one variety. One tree normally supplies more peaches than one family can consume. The later ripening varieties are of better quality.

CHARACTERISTICS OF RECOMMENDED PEACH VARIETIES
Variety Fruit size Stone* Ripe date Planting zone
Yellow Flesh
EarliGrande small cling mid-April 6, 7
TropicSweet medium free late April 6, 7
FlordaPrince small cling late April 7
TropicBeauty medium semi-free late April 6, 7
FlordaGrande medium to large semi-cling early May 6, 7
FlordaCrest small cling early May 5, 6
FlordaKing medium semi-cling mid-May 6
Springgold small cling mid-May 1, 2, 3, 4
Juneprince medium semi-free mid-May 3, 4, 5
Bicentennial small cling mid to late May 1, 2, 3,4
JuneGold large semi-cling late May 4, 5
Texstar medium to large semi-cling late May 6
Surecrop medium cling early June 1, 2, 3
TexRoyal large free early June 4, 5
Sentinel large semi-cling early June 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Harvester medium to large semi-free mid-June 2, 3, 4, 5
Ranger large free mid to late June 1, 2, 3
La Feliciana large free late June 5, 6
Redglobe large free late June 1, 2, 3, 4
Summergold medium free late June 4
Fireprince large free late June 1, 2, 3, 4
Bounty large free late June-early July 3, 4
Milam large free early July 1, 2, 3, 4
Loring large free early July 2, 3, 4
Denman large free early July 1, 2, 3
Dixieland large free mid-July 2, 3, 4, 5
Redskin large free mid-July 2, 3, 4, 5
Jefferson large free mid to late July 1, 2, 3, 4
White Flesh
TropicSnow medium cling mid-May 6, 7
FlordaGlo medium cling mid-May 6, 7
Melba medium to large free mid-July 4, 5
Palace medium to large free mid-July 4, 5
Belle of Georgia medium free mid-July 1, 2, 3
White Hale large free mid to late July 4, 5
White Star large free late July 1
*Stone (pit) adherence to flesh; cling=tight adherence; free=no adherence


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Texas Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here