A favorite of many home growers, the Sam Houston Peach Tree was developed at the Texas A&M University, and has a low chill requirement. This makes the Sam Houston Peach Tree a great choice for those in areas with warm winters. Sam Houston Peaches are freestone, incredibly sweet, and have a low acidity. As such they are perfect for desserts, preserves, canning, and eating fresh.
Sam Houston Peach Trees are self-fertile so you only need one tree to grow a crop of nutritious peaches in your own back yard. They will begin to grow fruit as soon as their third year in the ground. Sam Houston Peach Trees can be grown outdoors in USDA Zones 5 to 8. A mature Sam Houston Peach Tree in ideal conditions will reach heights of 18 to 20 feet tall, and widths of about 20 feet. They like full sun, sandy soil, weekly or less watering, and periodic fertilization.