I need to know how and when to treat Peach Leaf Curl. I have a Dwarf Saturn Peach Tree. Is it ok to keep it in a container?
Peach Leaf Curl
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Peach tree leaf curl is a common fungal disease among these fruit trees. Prevention is the best form of attack against the disease, however. Once your tree has developed leaf curl, it is difficult to save your peach harvest. Unfortunately, fungicide will not kill this disease. Prune off diseased portions of the tree and try to thin out the number of peaches you have on the tree. Also clean up any debris that may have fallen. In late fall, you can treat with a fixed copper fungicide to try and prevent the re-occurrence of the disease.
Leaving it in its container will not effect the tree.