How to Plant Peach Trees in Arizona

Overview

Peach trees are lovely fruit bearing trees to plant in Arizona. If care is taken to plant only bare-root varieties that are adapted to Arizona soil, then they will faithfully produce excellent fruit and lovely foliage year-round. The best varieties for planting in Arizona include the Earli Grande and the Florida Prince.

Step 1

Determine the location for planting the tree. Ideal locations would provide afternoon shade and be an area free of grass so that the tree's roots are not competing for nutrients.

Step 2

Dig a whole that is at least twice the size of the tree's root ball. The hole should be at least 2 feet in diameter and 2 feet deep.

Step 3

Till the soil and create a mix of half compost and half soil. Mix the new soil completely to provide the roots with plenty of nutrients for the first year's growth and development.

Step 4

Plant the tree so that the graft line is just above the soil's surface. The graft line will look like a woody knot toward the bottom of the bare root.

Step 5

Fill in the hole with the composted soil leaving a 2-inch recessed area. This area becomes the tree well that will enable deep watering.

Things You'll Need

  • Bare-root peach tree
  • Shovel
  • Till
  • Compost

References

  • Phoenix Tropicals: Peaches
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About this Author

Ann White is a freelance journalist with prior experience as a Corporate and Business Attorney and Family Law Mediator. She has written for multiple university newspapers and has published over 300 articles for publishers such as EHow and Garden Guides. White earned her Juris Doctor from Thomas Jefferson School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in English literature.