Planting and establishing an orchard is one of the most rewarding and enjoyable tasks that home gardeners may undertake. High-yielding fruit trees are worth both the work and the investment when it comes time to harvest and enjoy the fresh fruits, especially peaches. If you find yourself low on space, you can still enjoy them by planting a dwarf peach tree like Eldorado.
About Eldorado Dwarf Peach Trees
Unfortunately for the home orchardist, there are quite a few limitations which must be taken into consideration when planting fruit trees. Most prominently among these limitations is the amount of space required by fruiting trees. While some mature fruit plantings may need to spacing as much as 25 ft. (7.6 m.) apart, dwarf trees are an excellent option for small space growers.
Depending upon the size and type of fruit trees that gardeners wish to grow, planting fruits can take up valuable garden real estate for homeowners. Those living in apartments or homes without yard space may be doubly frustrated in terms of their desire to grow fresh fruit. Luckily, the new development and the introduction of dwarf fruit cultivars allow for more options and greater versatility in small spaces.
One such variety of fruit tree, the ‘Eldorado Dwarf’ peach, is an excellent example of the way in which home growers are able to maintain and enjoy small-scale fruit plantings.
Growing Eldorado Miniature Peaches
Most commonly hardy to USDA zones 6-9, choosing the correct variety of peach tree to plant is essential to success. Planting Eldorado miniature peach trees is very similar to planting their larger sized counterparts.
Since these dwarf peaches do not grow true-to-type from seed, it is important to purchase fruit trees from a trusted and reputable source. If growing these trees outdoors, make certain to choose a well-draining location which receives at least six hours of sunlight each day.
Plants will need consistent watering throughout the season, as well as pruning. Pruning and the removal of some immature fruits will ensure that enough of the plant’s energy is able to produce high quality, nicely sized fruits.
Reaching only 5 ft. (1.5 m.) tall, Eldorado peach trees are the perfect candidates for growth in containers. Choosing the correct container is essential, as the trees will require wide and deep pots. Though harvests coming from container grown peach trees may be much smaller, growing in patio pots is a great option for those with limited space.