Polly Peach Tree (Prunus persica ‘Polly White’)
Polly Peach Tree
Do you want a peach tree with ornamental value that also earns its keep? The Polly Peach is a cold-hardy tree that produces medium-sized, deliciously sweet peaches while making your outdoor space look great.
The Polly Peach is more than just a beautiful tree with its honey-flavored peaches. These peaches have white skin with a little blush of crimson, while the flesh of the fruit is so delicate, it falls right off the pit. Polly Peaches are great additions to pies, preserves, or eating on the go, so you can finally have a tree that delivers on both looks and taste.
What’s more is that the Polly Peach is cold-hardy in temperatures as low as -20℉. Cultivated in the 1920’s in Iowa, this peach tree was designed to withstand cold winter months while remaining very productive during warmer months. Plus, the Polly Peach is also disease resistant, so its growth will be hassle-free.
If you’re ready to add a peach tree that gives back by producing sweet-as-honey peaches, the Polly Peach is the tree for you. Don’t wait to grow yours!
Plant your tree in well-drained soil in a location where it will receive full sun (at least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight a day). Protect your tree from heavy winds by planting on the sunniest side of a building or your home. When you’re ready to plant, dig a hole twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep. Then, place your tree and cover the roots with soil, watering occasionally as you go along to remove any air pockets. Finally, gently pat the soil down until the roots are completely covered.
Keep the soil around your tree moist. Generally, water once a week by leaving a hose at the base of the tree for a couple of hours is sufficient. Once the soil around the tree has dried, water the tree again. During times of extreme heat, your tree may need additional water.
Tip: Yellowing of the leaves is a sign of overwatering, while leaves that are dry and brown can be a sign of underwatering.
After your tree has been in the ground for 6 weeks, apply 1 lb. of a balanced fertilizer formula such as 12-12-1 In addition, apply ¾ lb. of fertilizer in the spring before the tree pushes out new growth. Repeat this process in the summer and fall as well.
Your tree will need to be pruned the first two years in order to maintain an open center shape and encourage fruit production. Prune your tree in late winter or early spring using pruning shears, making your cuts at a 45-degree angle. Trim away any broken/dead branches and any that are crisscrossing by making your cut right below the dead wood.
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