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Peach Sam Houston

Peach Sam Houston


Description: Peach Sam Houston produces medium to large-sized fruits with yellow skin and juicy, flavorful flesh. The fruit is typically freestone, meaning the flesh easily separates from the pit, making it convenient for fresh eating, canning, or baking. The flavor is sweet and aromatic, with a good balance of acidity. Sam Houston peaches are often prized for their excellent flavor and texture.

Size: Sam Houston peach trees are typically moderate in size, reaching a height of about 15 to 25 feet (4.5 to 7.5 meters) tall at maturity. The spread of the tree's canopy can be similar, spanning around 10 to 20 feet (3 to 6 meters) wide. However, the actual size of the tree can vary depending on factors such as soil, climate, and pruning practices.

Best Growing Zones: Sam Houston peach trees thrive in USDA hardiness zones 6 to 9. They prefer regions with mild winters and hot summers, as well as a significant number of chilling hours during the winter dormancy period to ensure proper fruit set. These trees perform best in full sun, receiving at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight per day.

Soil Requirements: Peach trees, including Sam Houston, prefer well-drained soil with good fertility and a slightly acidic to neutral pH level (around 6.0 to 7.0). They can tolerate various soil types, including sandy, loamy, or clay soil, as long as it provides good drainage. Prior to planting, it's beneficial to amend the soil with organic matter such as compost or aged manure to improve soil structure and fertility.

Maintenance: Proper care and maintenance are essential for healthy growth and fruit production. Pruning should be done annually during the dormant season to remove any dead, damaged, or diseased branches, as well as to shape the tree and encourage airflow. Regular watering is crucial, especially during dry periods and when the tree is fruiting, to keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Fertilize the tree annually with a balanced fertilizer formulated for fruit trees, following the manufacturer's instructions.

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