Peach trees in a greenhouse? Any one grow a fruit tree in a greenhouse?

wyoDreamer

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I love peaches! My dream was to have peach trees and grow my own for canning and eating fresh until I am in a peach coma.
I live right on the edge of the growing zone for peaches. That means I can plant a tree, it will live and grow for 3-4 years, then we will have one of our wild winters and it will die. Been there, done that. I have killed 4 trees so far.

The neighbor spent a couple of months last summer taking down a couple of huge commercial greenhouses. He brought all the framing back home with him and is selling it. This is big, commercial greenhouse framing, I am guessing 26' wide and 20' tall. DH is talking of buying enough sections for a 30' greenhouse for us to extend our growing season. I would like to have a permanent 3' side wall at ground level, and make the cover able to be raised from the 3' level to the 6' level, so I can just open it up for the summer and let the pollinators in. Goal right now being to plant dwarf or semi-dwarf peach trees in there.

Any thoughts on why this plan would not work? or any advice from someone who has peach trees?
 

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Our botanical gardens here have banana and other tropical trees in theirs. Like anything else, climate adaptation. Go for it!
 

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I have peach and pear trees in the wild here in southern IL. Too cold where you live?
I can only find 1 type of peach tree that is listed as Zone 4. I am zone 4b/3a. So just a tiny bit too far north, a friend in Milwaukee has 2 peach trees in his yard and they do great - he is zone 5.
 

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I've tried peach trees and a couple of other fruit trees in one part of my property that I figured would be somewhat sheltered- the south side of the house: warmth from the sun and reflected warmth from the walls, and protection from the north winds. Nothing has survived there for more than a couple of years. Even the witch grass is sparse. I'm beginning to suspect something inimical to growing things is in the soil in that one spot.
 

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I love this idea! Makes me wonder what is possible! I am in 4a/3b too. I tried zone 4 cherry trees but they didnt survive. I love peaches!

Did you decide to try it?
 
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