There is nothing like the feeling of being self-sufficient. That's why we're seeing a huge uptick in the numbers of people who want to grow their own fruit at home.
But the Edible Landscaping trend isn't limited only to homeowners. With natural dwarfing trees like Mini Pix Zee Peach Tree (Prunus persica 'Pix Zee'), now you can grow peaches in containers on a balcony, porch or patio.
You'll love the taste and look of the beautiful fruit. Pix Zee Peaches have firm and flavorful yellow flesh, and bright red over orange skin.
Enjoy them fresh in the mid-season, or freeze them for use later. They are firm enough to hold up to baking, so be sure to get out your cookbooks. Homemade, homegrown pie, anyone?
Use them in power smoothies, or dehydrate slices for a "grab and go" snack. Make your own dehydrated "fruit leather", as a healthy alternative to the store-bought ones that are loaded with artificial colors.
The freestone pit comes away from the flesh cleanly, which makes preparing these fruits easy. Slice and freeze what you don't use fresh for a taste of sunshine in winter.
You'll think of a million ways to enjoy your harvest. And you'll fall in love with these cute little trees, too.
Place them where you can appreciate the fragrant pink blooms in spring. Celebrate this special time of year with Pix Zee!
Grow Pix Zee Peaches anywhere you have some sunshine. They are self-pollinating, so you'll enjoy a harvest of extra-large peaches from just one tree.
But Nature Hills offers an entire collection of small stone fruit trees. Add more than one to a collection, and you'll maximize production. All trees like a partner, after all!
You'll love watching your fruit develop from beautiful bloom to full ripeness. Place your order today!
You can grow them in the ground, or plant them in large containers. Use them as a specimen tree in a sunny spot, or decorate your patio with several of them in pots.
Besides spring blooms and big fruit, Pix Zee also holds its long, tropical-looking leaves densely. Can you use a little more privacy in your backyard?
Turn that eyesore into an asset! Plant a staggered double row of Pix Zee and other dwarf fruiting trees 8 feet apart from each other. Measure from the center of one to the center of the next.
You'll create a sweet little miniature orchard!
If you want to join the nation's biggest gardening trend, simply add a pair flanking either side of your front door. You'll update the look of your home, and have a built-in ice-breaker to spark conversation with visitors.
Why not add fruit to your modern Victory Garden? Use Mini Pix Zee Peach as a backdrop to annual vegetables.
Mini Pix Zee would gladly grow in blazing sun all day long, with plenty of water. They'll need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day.
Peaches need well-drained soil to perform well. If you have poorly drained soil that stays wet, grow them in a container, or plant in a raised bed.
Use a container that is large enough and deep enough for the root ball. In time, you'll shift your plant up to a 24-inch container that has a large drainage hole. Don't use a saucer with outdoor plants.
Give your tree a medium amount of water regularly, if you don't receive adequate rainfall. Water well the first year, and during fruit development each year.
Container trees need careful attention to watering. Don't let them dry out! Use drip irrigation to make it easier. Apply a 3-inch layer of wood mulch over the root system.
Provide an all-purpose, slow-release, organic fertilizer in early spring. You'll want to follow the directions on the label.
Prune your Mini Pix Zee into an open center, vase-shape. Create and maintain a series of scaffolding branches that are at 45-degree angles to the main trunk.
In late winter, do your main prune to eliminate crossing branches, or those that are growing into the center of the tree.The goal is to increase sunlight and air circulation in the canopy.
So...how do you know when your Peaches are ripe to pick? Wait until the skin of the fruit has turned fully orange with a bright red overlay.
Gently squeeze your fruit. When nearly ripe, you'll start feeling some "give". Pick when you see the skin around the stem start to wrinkle.
Taste one to test. Yes, you can "test" another one or two as you stand there feeling proud of yourself. There is nothing like juicy, homegrown fruit, tree-ripe from the sun.
Join your fellow Americans who are growing Mini Pix Zee Peach trees. Just hurry, you won't want to miss this year's crop!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Prunus persica 'Pix Zee'|
|Mature Height||5 - 6 feet|
|Mature Spread||5 - 6 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Harvest Time||Mid Season|
|When To Prune||Late Winter|