How to Plant Peach Tree Pits to Grow Trees


Pits from mature peach fruit can readily be grown into peach tree seedlings with very simple planting technique and low to no maintenance save watering. Plant your peach pits in the early fall while they are still relatively fresh and moist in their interior. Plant multiple pits to compensate for germination failure. When planted from seed, peach pits will develop into a young seedling tree in a matter of months but will require three years or more to reach fruiting maturity.

Step 1

Select a planting location with a full sun exposure and protection from harsh cold winds and hot sun. An eastern, western or northern exposed garden patch near the house or another structure is an ideal starting ground.

Step 2

Till the garden soil with a trowel to loose it. Plant the peach seed in a horizontal or vertical position, 4 inches deep and multiple pits at 4-inch intervals. Cover with the displaced soil and press down lightly to make contact.

Step 3

Mulch over the seed plantings with 1 inch of straw, leaf mold, pine needles or sawdust and water in all of it well until the soil is saturated.

Step 4

Water occasionally during the winter to compensate for a lack of rainfall or if it unseasonably warm. Resume watering in the spring to keep the soil moist.

Step 5

Transplant the seedlings that emerge into containers, a new locale or allow them to mature in place for up to two years time before transplanting.

Things You'll Need

  • Peach pits (several)
  • Hand trowel
  • Water
  • Organic mulch


  • Colorado State University
  • North Dakota University Extension
Keywords: peach tree pit, grow seed, propagate new tree

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