Grow Your Own Fresh Fruit Trees! Imagine fresh peach pie from your own peach tree!
Peach ‘Sam Houston’ was developed in the ‘Lone Star’ state by Texas A&M. This peach has lower chilling requirements than many others, making it more suitable for warmer subtropical zones. It produces a generous late spring and early summer crop of sweet, juicy, red-blushed fruit with low acidity and superior flavor. A freestone variety, it is ideal for canning, baking, and eating fresh. Self-fertile, it does not require a second pollinator tree in order to produce fruit.
The peach is the most adaptable of all fruit trees for home gardens. When planting, they should be spaced to allow a spread of 20 feet. At 3 or 4 years of age they begin to bear large crops and reach peak productivity at 8 to 12 years. Peaches need clear, hot weather during their growing season and require well-drained soil as well as a regular fertilizing program. They also require heavier pruning than any other fruit trees to maintain size and encourage new growth. Most peach varieties are self-pollinating, not requiring a second tree. Cannot tolerate extreme winter cold or late frost.