Best Tasting and Easiest to Grow Peaches

Sam Powers shares his picks for the best tasting and easiest to grow peaches. Sam used NAFEX publications to help him grow peaches.

| August/September 2002

Sam Powers tells readers about the best tasting and easiest to grow peaches.

Visit this story's main page to learn more about the North American Fruit Explorers and growing America's best fruit.

Sam Powers learned to grow peaches on his three acres in Santa Fe, Texas, from reading NAFEX publications; and asking questions.

His hot climate allows peaches with a low chill requirement to develop a medley of complex flavors. His peaches are SO sumptuous, fans say die fruit Should either have a sin tax applied or be declared illegal.

More than 50 varieties of peaches, nectarines, apricots and low-chill plums grew in Sam's orchard, but many were recently lost to floods. He also grows hot-climate fruits like jujube, fig, persimmon, papaya Pomegranate, quince, papaya, loquat and feijoa (pineapple guava).

However, it's his experience with low chill peaches that has helped other hot-climate fruit growers, most.

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