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Peach trees

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Farmers buy young seedlings and plant them in their orchards. It can take three to four years for a peach tree to grow from seedling to a fruit-producing tree, for example. In the spring, fruit trees flower. It’s during blossom season that pollination occurs. This is the transfer of plant pollen from a plant’s male reproductive organs to its female reproductive organs to form seeds. This is how the fruit starts to grow from the blossom. Pollination usually happens by insects, like bees, or by the wind. Once pollination has taken place, the blossom dries up and the small fruit begin to form.