Fruit Trees in Permaculture: Peaches
Updated: Apr 12, 2021
We had planted over 200 Fruit trees in 2011 when we did the plantation at Aanandaa. It took many years for these trees to reach a stage where they start giving fruit. The first year that we got a real harvest of peaches was 2015. Even though we may have got smaller quantities earlier they would be sour and not fully ripened.
In the summer of 2015 the 6 peach trees we had planted, all came to life with big juicy peaches! We had a great time picking the fruit off the trees, and then eating them through the day!
Over time, we have realised that our trees are biennial in fruiting. That means, they give a good crop every other year. It may be because the tree produces such a bumper crop one year, that it loses the energy to produce another great crop the following year. Maybe we need to plant another group of trees, following a different fruiting cycle!