- Select a variety of peach tree that is proven to grow in your area.
- Choose a peach tree sapling with a straight trunk and strong, pliable branches.
- Select a site that is flat with good circulation and drainage.
- Water your peach tree deeply and add a new fertilizer spike about every 3 weeks.
- Prune regularly, especially when the tree is young, to ensure a productive tree.
- Cut back nursery tree to 24 - 36 inches and remove lateral branches flush with the trunk.
- Place alunimum foil on the bottom 18 inches of the trunk.
- After growth begins in the Spring, select the strongest 3-5 shoots rising from the top 6 inches on the main trunk.
- During the next dormant season, remove everything down to the strongest 3 or 4 limbs.
- With good care, the growth that is produced in the second growing season should produce a first crop the following year.
1 quart milk plus 1 cup
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 small can evaporated milk
1 pint whipping cream
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons vanilla flavoring
3 cups (or less) mashed peaches (fresh), mixed with 3/4 cups sugar and juice of 1 lemon.
Combine first 6 ingredients and freeze to a mush in an electric or hand-turned freezer. Add peaches mixture and freeze hard. Remove dasher and pack with ice and salt until ready to serve. Keeps well in deep freeze without getting icy.
Recipe from http://www.texaspeaches.com/