Peach trees in D.C. area

Asked August 25, 2015, 5:08 PM EDT

Do you know which types of peach trees would grow well in the D.C. area? Do I need to plant more than one to get a good yield?

District of Columbia County District of Columbia

1 Response

See our publication 'Getting Started with Tree Fruits' for peach varieties page 3. Peaches are mostly self-fruitful. However. J. H. Hale is self-sterile and requires a pollinizer.
In general it is difficult to grow fruit trees in MD because they are so susceptible to insect and disease problems. They usually require a spray program for control. Select the most disease resistant varieties. Peaches are also susceptible to brown rot, a fungal disease. You will have to familiarize yourself with and manage or prevent problems. View our publication on stone fruits and see our website mh