The peach tree is a tree that fears drought; it is therefore necessary, especially during the summer season, to proceed with regular watering, more abundant during the heaviest months. However, water stagnations, which represent a widespread cause of rottenness, must be avoided, and it is therefore important to irrigate with greater or lesser frequency depending on the rainfall. A higher quantity of water must be administered to the plant during the fruit ripening phase, as otherwise the peaches will be too hard. Drip irrigation, also known as sprinkling, is very practiced, which consists in distributing the water in the form of thin jets and allows a considerable saving of water resources; useful is also the method for sliding, which requires a sloping ground.
How to grow and care for peach trees
This tree adapts to different types of soil, but it is essential that the soil is not waterproof and, on the other hand, is well drained, so as to avoid the risk of water stagnation. Planting must take place, if possible, in the fall, in a hole about 60 centimeters deep and twice as wide; it is suggested to place some cornunghia on the bottom, and to dip the roots in the mud before the implant. Obviously, as a preliminary operation, it is important to work the soil and eliminate the weeds. Pruning should be done carefully, simply cutting any diseased parts and dry branches, and being careful to disinfect the resulting scars; for this purpose, well-cleaned and sharpened shears sufficiently to cut cleanly must be used.