Bryant RedHawk wrote:Odds are, in Ontario, particularly if it is a free stone, that it is either Alberta peach or Harmony peach.
The flesh of the Harmony peach is more yellow than the Alberta which is more orange.
Bruce Woodford wrote:does this mean that we have a "Harmony"?
Bruce Woodford wrote:Another question: I definitely want to grow more peach trees from this one (which seems to be a "Harmony".) Have been reading a bit about growing a tree from a hardwood stick cut from the tree and rooted. Would this method give you a bit of a "head start" over growing from a pit? What would be the advantages/disadvantages of each method? What is the best way to insure rooting of a stick cut from the tree?
I'd really appreciate any advice from those who know what they're doing when it comes to peach propagation!
Thanks in advance!
Bryant RedHawk wrote:
The most sure fire method is air layering when you want to use a branch to create a new tree.
You make 4 slits in the bark about 3 inches long equally spaced around the branch where you want the new roots to grow.
Then you apply a rooting hormone or rooting solution to there slits and wrap damp sphagnum moss around the area then wrap with plastic and tie off at each end loose enough to not bite into the bark.
Check the area for moisture weekly and in about 1 to 2 months you should see white roots coming through the moss.
When the roots are wrapping around it is time to cut the branch loose below the new roots and plant in a fairly large pot to allow the roots to continue to develop.
Once the new tree is pretty well established in the pot you can plant it where you want it to grow in the soil. Redhawk
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