This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V24", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
At a recent meetingof the California Horticultural Society,an interesting discussion occurred on the judiciousness of planting fruit trees, budded the summer previousand not yet started. Mr. Shinn said that "the peach may be planted in a dormant bud with a good deal of success. I have generally succeeded in getting three-fourths of them to make good trees. It has been my experience that the trees will not be so large. Dormant buds put in this spring, under the best circumstances, are not more than two-thirds the size of those that remained where they were budded. Peaches may be transplanted in dormant bud with a good deal of certainty. Beyond that, it is not desirable. I would not plant plums, apricots or pears in dormant buds".