My peach tree has branches that are very brittle and are white. They brake off very easily. We just purchased the house in the Winter and realized the tree was a peach tree when it started to grow the peaches this June. How can I help it become healthy again? The peaches seemed to grow pretty well. Only about 2% have grown big enough to fill a palm (I'm a young woman) the rest are about the size of a lime or lemon. We also have about 50% which have fallen from the tree. They are a deep red right now.
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This could be a disease or could potentially be damage from herbicides or another toxin.
This site has a diagnostic key for fruit diseases. Scroll down about halfway to see the section about peach trees:
Here is another good resource for your region:
Check if any of these match the symptoms: