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Q.Dwarf Peach Tree Has Shoots From Base….

Zone 29511 zone 8 | poppajoetaz added on June 9, 2020 | Answered

My dwarf peach tree flowered as it should have but then we were hit with a hard frost that killed off the flowers and no leafs ever produced (so far). I put a fertilizing stick in the ground and new shoots are coming out from the trees base. Do I leave them? Remove all but one ? or do I remove all and wait till next season?

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Answered on June 9, 2020

The suckers coming out of the base should be removed. Those are coming from the rootstock on which your peach tree was grafted.
You can scrape off a little bark from a couple stems to see if the top part is still alive. If it is green then it is still alive. If it is still alive then proceed with care and hopefully it will leaf out.





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Answered on June 10, 2020

Following up on the dwarf peach tree...I removed the suckers and noticed that 2 had roots.....Can I soak them in water for a few days to promote more roots and plant as a new tree?? The original tree is not showing signs of life but I wanted to give it till next spring before I uproot it.

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