Turns out, you don’t have to move to the country to eat a lot of peaches… 😉🍑🍑🍑❤❤❤
Despite the POTUSOA band reference, I am pretty impressed with this!!! Last year, Arbor Day was coincidentally also the day my latest nephew was born. I wanted to find a way to commemorate the day, so I purchased this good-looking Majestic Peach from Tractor Supply for my good looking, majestic, new nephew. What better way to celebrate something? I figure, it’s the gift that keeps on giving!
I left the tree in the original container and finally found a place to plant it last fall. We placed it in great soil (from our compost) and hoped for the best. I am very lazy when it comes to rigorous plant maintenance. Again, if I can keep this tree alive, anyone can!
Most fruit trees need to be purchased and planted in pairs and some are as complicated as needing male and female varieties. I researched a bit on the interwebs and came across this variety. All you need is one! This variety of peach is self-pollinating and as you can see, yields its own fruit. What surprised me the most is how quickly it had fruit… I thought it would take a few years. (I had some apple trees a few years ago and it took them many seasons to yield anything.) I am NOT a fruit tree aficionado, but I think I am slowly becoming one. 😉
I can’t wait to see what these little balls of potential deliciousness turn into and all of the different ways I can utilize the fruit and leaves! We’ll revisit this bad boy (unlike my sweet, darling nephew) in the coming months. For now, we’ll continue singing along and celebrating that these aren’t “in a can… in a factory downtown.”