Peach Trees
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I Have a Peach Tree That Is About 3 Years Old

Zone 5 | jdphelps added on May 1, 2012 | Answered

The fruit this year is almost entirely twins, meaning they are attached. Is this normal? Is there anything I can do to salvage them? What can I do to prevent this from happening? Thanks.

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Nikki
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Answered on May 2, 2012

I believe that what is happening to the tree is something called buttoning. It occurs when the tree receives too little chilling. The fruit never ripen well and are small and misshapen. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/peach/peach-chill-hours.htm

The other possibility is that the tree needs to be thinned after fruit sets. This article will help you with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/peach/peach-tree-thinning.htm

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