Peach Trees
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Peach outer green is riddled with small holes

Zone St louis mo | Larry24583 added on June 5, 2015 | Answered

My peaches outer green part is being eaten or something. What should I do? I have used in section but same problem. The peach outer green is riddled with small holes.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on June 7, 2015

Inspect the tree carefully.
Do you see any other evidence of insects or bugs?
Chewed leaves?

If so you could use a insecticidal soap or Neem Oil.

I have heard that squirrels will nibble on peaches. Do you have those critters in your garden?
I have garden friends who actually place Squirrel feeders near the trees to encourage them to stay off of the fruit trees,

This would be a more difficult task to control.
Birds also will eat your peaches.

Here are a few links.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/animals/get-rid-squirrels.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/fegen/squirrel-proof-fruit-trees.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/fegen/protect-fruit-tree-birds.htm

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