Q.I have a peach tree in my garden at the Jersey shore. It’s about 7 years old. Every summer just as peaches are about 1.5-2 inches
in diameter, a gel-like substance starts oozing out. There doesn’t appear to be any gel on the bark. How can I get on top of t his I haven’t paid much attention to what the leaves look like but I think some leaves start dropping very late in summer. I have sprayed w dormant oil in late fall. And then some other type of “fruit tree spray” from Lowe’s in spring at pre budding.
This did not help so this year I also sprayed at early bud, full flower and after petal drop.
Should I now add a regular spray of insecticidal soap?
Any advice is much appreciated.
Also and just FYI, I’ve never fertilized this tree.
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