Q: Is this bare root
A: Yes - all our peaches, plums, apples, and apricots come in as bare root trees in January. This is the best time of the year to plant deciduous trees because they are the most dormant at this time and have less transplant shock.
Q: What size is the Desert Gold peach at maturity. I would like to know the maturity size of several of your trees and I can't find that information on your website. Am I missing something?
A: It depends on how you prune it.The one in my front yard I kept pruned at about 10 feet. You could keep it shorter or let it grow taller. Same for all of our trees. We teach all about how to do this in our classes that will be happening this fall. Greg
Q: When are the fruit trees available? I am in Rimrock and wondering when is the best time to plant? Appreciate all the wonderful information that you share to help so many of us. Thank you!
A: Thank you for your supportive comments. Our peaches are deciduous and come bare-root and are available while "sleeping" in January. We will announce which dates specifically in Early January once we have the trees in our possession.
Q: What size is this tree upon pick up? Just wondering if we need to borrow a truck if we're picking up 4 trees... Anna Apple, Desert Gold peach, Lisbon lemon, & plum ( Welch?). Thx!
A: The tree come in bare root (except the citrus is potted) - which means there is no dirt around their roots. They need to be taken home immediately and planted. Theuy arrive in January. They are typically between 5/8 inch to 1 inch diameter at the base and about 4 feet tall. Yes they will fit in your car.
Q: My goal is to plant 1 tree a year. I am a beginner but last year’s pomegranate doing well. I am going to get a peach this year and can not decide between Desert Gold and Mid Pride? Which would you pick? Which is more resilient? Thanks
A: Both of the desert gold and the Mid Pride peach trees are similar and are on the same rootstock. Both of these are delicious with The Desert Gold just edging out the Mid Pride on Greg's Favorites.
Q: Do you ship the trees?
Q: Can this be grown in a container? I live in a condo
A: We do not recommend trees in pots in the desert. Given that the bigger the pot the better. Western exposure - afternoon sum wil probably kill it in a pot.
Q: Hi, what size container is the Desert Gold peach tree? I dont see the size listed on the description. Thanks!
A: James - the trees come in as bare root, which means there is no soil around their roots. You pick them up that way. If we were going to pot them they would often go into a 15 or 20 gallon pot. Generally the trunk diameter at the base is 3/4 to 1 inch and they are 3 to 4 feet tall.
Q: how big/how many gallons is the desert gold peach tree that is on sale for $66?
A: Jennifer - generally the Desert Gold and most of our Bare root trees are a 15 gallon size. 3 to 4 feet tall and 3/4 to 1 inch at the base of the trunk. No little teeny trees for us!