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Seedling peach tree success/proof that it's worth it to grow from seed.

 
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This is a one year update on a peach tree grown from seed that was probably planted by a squirrel.

It has never been pruned, and has a naturally healthy form.

It's grown over 6 feet in its first year of growing, and it has started developing a lot of new young side branches this year.

Hopefully we'll get some tasty peaches next year, less than 3 years after the tree seed was planted!

 
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Peaches are one of the more reliable fruits to grow from seed. The seedling trees are precocious and quite reliable at bearing edible fruit. In the past, propagation by seed, in contrast to graftage was standard practice in Spain. This practice helped to genetically select cultivated peaches for a high degree of reliable edibility.
 
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