Q.peach tree leaves dropping off
I have a Saturn peach tree planted 3 years ago and last year it produced a few peaches. Before they ripened, the squirrels got them. My question is. . . do the leaves of this type of tree typically fall off in the winter? I do not remember that they fell off last year, but this year (December) the limbs are almost bare. Thank you.
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Yes, this tree is deciduous, losing its leaves in fall/winter. For future reference, this article will help with your squirrel problem: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/animals/get-rid-squirrels.htm
Yes, that is normal. Peaches, Nectarines, Plums and the like are 'Deciduous' not 'Evergreen' like Citrus. I have 2 peach and 1 nectarine in San Diego and all of them are nearly bear. When the weather starts to warm, you will first get buds that turn to beautiful pink blossoms. Then your leaves will start to sprout. All letting you know that it's Spring!
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