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  1. Peach Disease
  2. Peach Buds Fall Off
  3. Peach Tree Brown Rot
  4. what is wrong with my peach tree?
  5. Peaches Oozing
  6. Peach Trees-Fruit Falling Early
  7. Need Help to Save My Peach Tree (11 Years Old)
Asked by Anonymous on June 4, 2011
Peach Disease

On my peaches there is a clear jell on them. What is this? What should I do, and will they be edible?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

The gel is often a sign of peach borer. It may be dripping from the borer wounds. This article will help:
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/peach/peach-tree-borer.htm

It is not harmful to eat, but I would wash it off as it will not taste good.

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Asked by Anonymous on June 4, 2011
Peach Buds Fall Off

My one year old peach buds fall off, out of 18 buds I have one. A few leaves are yellow too. What is wrong?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It sounds like you may have a fungus, though it is hard to say which one and many can cause this. Fortunately, all fungus can be treated with a fungicide. Treat the trees with a fungicide. I personally like neem oil as it will also treat for any pests the tree has and is safe for people and pets. Here is more information: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on June 4, 2011
Peach Tree Brown Rot

We have five Peach trees – Three Southern and Two Californian species. One of the southern species has Brown Rot? The fruit is abundant and about two weeks from harvesting time. We have cut off as much of the damaged fruit and twigs as possible. Also, some of the leaves are withered and falling. What causes this? We thought it may be due to the increased amount of rain. We do not spray the trees. The other four trees are still in the green stage. No evidence of damage yet. What do you advise? We have collected about 70 lbs of damaged fruit. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Brown rot is one of the most important diseases of peaches. To minimize brown rot spore populations, thin down or remove all remaining fruit from the tree. Fungicides are recommended as a preventative measure and should be applied during preharvest, as the fruit begins to color. Additionally, postharvest treatments, such as hot water treatments and chlorine dips, can sometimes be beneficial.

Here is an article that you may find helpful: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/peach/common-peach-diseases.htm

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Asked by rblankenship on June 6, 2011
What Is Wrong With My Peach Tree?

The leaves are crinkling up with red color.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This is peach leaf curl. This article will help:
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/peach/peach-leaf-curl.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on June 6, 2011
Peaches Oozing

We are experiencing an ‘ooze’ from our peaches growing on the tree. It seems to be a clear sticky substance. I don’t think it affects the fruit, except for the looks. Can I spray or do anything for the problem?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This is a sign of peach borers. This article will help:
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/peach/peach-tree-borer.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on June 8, 2011
Peach Trees-Fruit Falling Early

The peaches on my peach tree are falling to the ground before they ripen. How can I prevent/stop this?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Asked by vtchen on June 9, 2011
Need Help to Save My Peach Tree (11 Years Old)

We moved our donut peach two years ago but pruned too much, some almost 1 inch diameter. Last year two branches died, and this year all four major branches died—-no leaves, has one small new branch in the end, with some holes in the big branch close to the trunk. Is this brown rot? How do I save the tree? We still got some peaches this year. I checked the web, there are holes on the branches, and it may be the peach tree borer. Your help will be very much appreciated. Victor

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This is very possible. This article will help:
http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/insect/05566.html

I would also recommend that you treat the tree with neem oil. The neem oil gets inside the tree's system and will kill pests that other insecticides can't reach.

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