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 Hi there,

I am looking at getting a dwarf peach tree and was wondering which is the best variety for Brisbane area and since it is not that cold here will it bear fruit, any advice would be helpful and possibily the name of a good source.


Thanks everybody for all your assistance most helpful.


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Comment by Doug Hanning on July 11, 2020 at 17:03

Sophie what store was giving away the 20L buckets, only if its not a secret!

Was going to get some to stack so I can fugure out the size of my mushy fruiting room.

Comment by Sophie on July 6, 2020 at 14:38

Nice one, don't think you'll regret Doug :) Also - thought I'd share for others interested; I've been picking up free 20L buckets with lids from "zero waste" bulk food places for chook food storage etc. Ironic isn't it - the "package free" food you fill your jars with has to arrive to the shop somehow :)! happy they give them away

Comment by Christa on July 4, 2020 at 19:44

Good choices, Doug, a yellow and a white, both should do well. We have the white.  It is a delicious tasting peach but then I lean to the white peaches and nectarines. 

Comment by Doug Hanning on July 4, 2020 at 18:41

I bit the bullet this afternoon and bought a florda prince and tropic snow peach from bunnings while buying yet more poultry feed containers. I now have 7 35L containers with feed in them, getting ridiculous!  Ended up with 90 hatching in my last batch.

Comment by Jeff Kiehne on July 3, 2020 at 10:31

Could try watering with ice cold water on a cold night to drop the temperature.

Comment by Barbara Tealby on July 3, 2020 at 9:30

My Dwarf Angel Peach has done poorly the last two years. I suspect that, like Andy's, it was a watering issue, so lots more water this year. Could also be the REALLY low chill hours we've had lately. McDowall isn't the coldest suburb around. If they (China Flat and Dwarf Angel) don't perform this year, they are gone!

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on July 2, 2020 at 22:39

I have a sub-tropical that usually does very well.  It is an oblong shaped fruit, not round.  I don't know the variety.  However, it really needs you to keep the water up around flowering time.  I lost the whole crop this year.  Normal netting keeps the fly off.  

Comment by Susan on July 2, 2020 at 20:05

sorry-not sorry - ;)

Comment by Doug Hanning on July 1, 2020 at 19:59
  • Thanks Susan, thats good and bad news. Good news for Rachel and her peaches, bad news that I am going against my rule of planting fruit that fruit fly will sting and I will be doing more tree netting. 
Comment by Susan on July 1, 2020 at 18:02
  1. Doug, really short turn around time. My nets go up end of August and are down end November (possibly a week into December) as fruit is done by then

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