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NewGen

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Container peach and nectarine.
« on: April 16, 2015, 11:43:08 PM »
Anybody growing them? All I get every year is leaves, leaves, and more leaves. Barely any flowers, and no fruits. And these are the kind marketed as "ideal for container growing".
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Re: Container peach and nectarine.
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2015, 02:02:28 AM »
What varieties? Pics might help.

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Re: Container peach and nectarine.
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2015, 06:35:15 AM »
I have a Dave Wilson multigraft and a Tropic Snow, both are in pots. I've had the multigraft 3 yrs and it has about 2 dozen fruits (all 5 varieties are fruiting this year for the first time).  The Tropic Snow has about a dozen fruits and I've had it 2 years.  So young trees, but they look like they are going to be fine in pots, may go to ground this year, have to wait and see.
If you are not hitting the chill hours for the variety, you won't get fruit.

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Re: Container peach and nectarine.
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2015, 08:11:53 AM »
The rootstock also plays a role in chill hours requirements.
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Re: Container peach and nectarine.
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2015, 11:35:15 PM »
I have a necta zee nectarine and a honey babe peach.  They grow well in pots and remain very dwarf for me.  They are not terribly productive.  I also notice that there are certain pest that eat the young fruit when they are gravel sized which might be ur problem.  I dont care for them too much so i dont care if the insects have some of peaches

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Re: Container peach and nectarine.
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2015, 08:45:56 AM »
You can be too low on chill hours too, the flowers can be killed by later frost.

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Re: Container peach and nectarine.
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2015, 04:24:53 PM »
Look into Bonanza peach, its a dwarf excellent tasting low chill peach. I grew it in a container for a few years and gave it to a friend who is about to get another crop. Not the largest yielding but can fruit a dozen or more small/medium peaches after +3 years old.
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Re: Container peach and nectarine.
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2015, 04:44:36 PM »
I have a Georgia Belle peach in a large container. It's holding around 50 fruits now that I thinned from about 100.

If you don't have enough chilling hours, have you thought of looking for a walk-in refrigerator? Saw one at a local brewery....well I guess I do crazier things for my tropicals outside the tropics. Maybe some people in the tropics will start building chilling rooms. :)

 

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