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Urban Orchard Series: Growing Peaches

February 11, 2023 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Master Gardener Herman Auer, an avid gardener with over 50 years of experience growing stone fruit in Galveston County, will guide you through what it takes to grow peaches. Learn the better variety selections (both white and yellow flesh) for Galveston County, what to look for when buying your peach or other stone fruit tree, and the best planting locations (think drainage). Topics discussed will include chill hours, rootstock, pruning to shape for air flow, production, thinning methods that lead to larger fruit, and diseases & insects.

For additional questions about the program, call: 281-309-5065. Register at the following website: https://galveston.agrilife.org/horticulture/

  • Registration deadline is February 10, 2023 at 12 p.m.
  • Note: If special program accommodations by participants are needed, please contact the Extension Office no later than two weeks before the program.


Galveston County AgriLife Extension office
4102-B Main St
La Marque, TX 77568 United States
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