Peach Trees
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food vs. fertilizer

Anonymous added on September 29, 2015 | Answered

I am a relatively new tenant on a property with two peach trees. Last year the peaches were a good size and the year before last they were big, but this year they were more like apricots. I think the trees need to be pruned, as there are some "dead" areas (no leaves but I can see sap on the wood) and they probably need "food." I've seen "food" for fruit trees in a local store. Is that the same as fertilizer? If not, which is better - the "food" or fertilizer? And although some of the "dead" branches have sap, are they "alive"? And should they be pruned? Thank so much for any help you provide.

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shelley
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Answered on September 30, 2015

Yes - "food" for fruit trees is the same as fertilizer.

The articles below will help you regain good sized peaches:

How to fertilize peach trees:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/peach/fertilizing-peach-trees.htm

How to thin peach trees:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/peach/peach-tree-thinning.htm

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