Peach trees require attention and care, but the end result will be worth the effort. If you are planting your peach trees with dreams of large, juicy peaches, choose quality plants from a reputable grower. Look for 1-year old plants--3 to 4 feet tall--with a healthy root system. Take time and much consideration in the planting of your peach trees. Your peach trees will do best with full morning sun, in elevated areas where they will be less susceptible to frost, and with careful planting and pruning.
Dig a hole that allows the roots of your tree to have plenty of space.
Use pruning shears to trim off any excessively long roots or roots that are damaged.
Spread the roots out in the hole and back fill the hole with soil. Work the soil in around the roots and firmly but gently tamp the soil down.
Add mulch around the base of your peach tree and water thoroughly.
Prune your peach tree immediately after you plant it rather than waiting. Use pruning shears to prune your tree back to a height of 26 to 30 inches. At this time also prune away any side branches, leaving just a whip of a tree.