How to Water Peach Trees

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When watering peach trees, avoid allowing the tree to stand in water, keep the soil moist but well drained, and water according the the size and age of the tree. Find out how older peach trees will need more water with information from the owner of a... View Video Transcript

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Richard Skinner

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How do I water my peach tree or peach trees? This is Richard Skinner at Hawkin's Corner Nursery in Plant City, Florida. Yes, we do have peach trees in Florida designed specially by hybridizing for our climate zone. When we water here in Florida the water goes through pretty quick in my land. So I'm going to have to do a little more water and a little more often then say someone in a more organic-type soil or soil that will hold the water the longest. One thing that you do not want ever, and that is to have your peach tree to be standing in water or have wet feet is what we say. That's a no-no. You're going to have root fungi to develop if that is that case. So we want to make sure that we have it moist, but have it well drained. Water, generally speaking, if it's real dry, maybe two-three times a week at the most. And again proportionately to the size of the tree. So we want to water according to the drip-line. So if the tree has been in the ground for awhile and you've got say a ten foot spread, then you want to water all in that whole ten foot. If it's a brand new plant then it's just going to be real close to the thing it's not going to require nowhere near as much water. You have to use your head a little bit. The older the tree the more the water, the younger the tree the less the water. Again, don't let the tree be sitting in water, it doesn't like wet feet as I've said before. This is Richard Skinner coming to you from Hawkin's Corner Nursery in Plant City, Florida on how to water your peach trees.