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Elberta Peach

Posted by caldruid CA (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 29, 14 at 23:18

Hi,

I bought an Elberta peach sapling( no leaves ) from Costco about 3-4 weeks ago. I planted it in a spot where there is sunlight for about 6 hours everyday ( not direct sunlight but diffused ) . The soil is about 8 inches deep with the last couple of inches being a mix of sandy+clay. Ive been watering it about once a week. However, I still haven't seen a single leaf on it and it's been almost 4 weeks now.
In the same time, another sapling I bought - an apricot sapling, has started growing leaves and new stems. The apricot sapling is in similar soil and gets water just as regularly as the peach sapling. However the apricot sapling is in direct sunlight.

How long does it take for the Elberta peach to start growing leaves/stems/buds ? Is sunlight the issue here ? Should I be replacing the entire soil with new gardening soil ? Please help.

Prakash


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RE: Elberta Peach

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Sat, Mar 29, 14 at 23:29

Sunlight isn't the issue on your current dilemma. It would start growing in total darkness, just won't turn green. Lack of adequate light might be an issue later on with fruiting but not now.

Your tree may just need more time. As long as the bark remains green when scratched it has a chance.


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RE: Elberta Peach

Thank you fruitnut. I will give it a couple of weeks more and report here.


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