I choosed a peach tree as my tree friend and my post & report is here.
TREE FRIEND DATA SHEET
a) Average expected life of tree, in years, from sprout to death (approx numbers)
Average life is about 25 years as they can live 20~30 years.
b) Years until trees first fruit (ie some trees fruit within a few years, others can take decades)
c) Season of year when productive tree fruits (ie Summer, Autumn, Winter Spring or combo ie Su/Au)
Summer. From August to September in China.
d) Expected or average number years tree expected to fruit for once it begins. (ie year 8 to 20 = 12 yrs)
About 22 years
e) Country/area of origin
f) Average annual rainfall in area of origin
300 ~ 800 mm
g) Latin name of tree and family
Prunus persica (L.) BATSCH
h) Any other products, benefits, useful or interesting facts about of tree:
Peach tree can produce peach and we eat it in different ways in China. Even the peach resin (or peach gum) we use it to make dessert in my place.
i) Height, width and shape of tree at maturity.
25 feet tall and wide; Open center
j) challenges or special requirements, such as needing other varieties in order to fruit
Peach trees love sunshine but can’t live with too much water. And the best soil PH for them is 5.5~6.5. Peach trees are very common in China and they don’t need special requirements.