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Growing Peaches in Scotland

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Peach tree

Peach trees

Growing in The North of Scotland can be hard at times,  for some years now I have been growing peach trees inside my 14 x 30' polytunnel with great results. I have grown them two ways. The first is in the tonne bags you get from builders merchants, these allow me to control how much water and feed they get plus they do not get so big. (peach tree's do not like the cold wind or too much rain) To keep them in check I just cut off the branches where they are starting to touch the polythene.  I also have one planted directly into the ground inside the tunnel, I have this one trained just like a grape vine along wires and it produces between 30 and 40 peaches every year. ( which I may add are very big ,sweet and you really need a baby's bib to eat them.) Unlike the ones you can buy in the super markets which are as hard as a cricket ball and even when you put them on the window to ripen all they do is go off.... I also grow Kiwi fruit, strawberrys, blueberries, oranges etc...... I am always amazed by what you can grow in  polytunnels.



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