Peach trees are sought after due to their sweet fruit and beautiful blossoms. Because they are prone to many different diseases and pests, only dedicated gardeners should plant these trees. However, should you want to plant one, use the right kind of soil for it to thrive.
Peach trees require well-drained soil that is moist and acidic. They tolerate both clay and sandy soils. The soil needs a pH level at or above 6.0 for optimum results. Anything under 6.0 and you should add lime before planting, according to Texas A&M University Extension horticulturists.
While peach trees prefer full sun, they tolerate partial-sun or partial-shade locations. In order for them to get the right amount of sun, thin out the branches each year. They do best in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 8.
If you want to fertilize your peach tree, use a half a pound concentration of 10-10-10 about a week after planting and again 40 days after planting. After the tree's first year, use 3/4 pound in March and again in May.