Peach Trees

Clear Gel Forming on My Peaches


arkansasfarmer added on May 21, 2011 | Answered

What is it? We have had 22 inches of rain in the last three weeks but with raised beds and bed and tread garden, we are doing OK! We have a lot of fruit on all the trees in the orchard. . . apple, pear, plum, cherry, and peach. However, forming on the peaches is a clear gel. I have sprayed the gel off with a strong flow of water, and have been spraying a mix of Neem oil, soap shield/copper sulfate when I get a chance in between rain drops. What is the gel, and what would you do?


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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 23, 2011

This is caused by peach borers. Treating with neem oil will help with getting rid of them. This article will have more information:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/peach/peach-tree-borer.htm

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