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.
Food vs. Fertilizer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Yes - "food" for fruit trees is the same as fertilizer.
The articles below will help you regain good sized peaches:
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