Peach Trees
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Peach Trees

Zone 7 | mjmore added on May 16, 2012 | Answered

My peaches have developed a problem where the peaches seem to be releasing a sap and the leaves are sticking to the peaches and rotting them out. What can I do to stop/fix this?

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Nikki
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Answered on May 17, 2012

This is not actually sap, but honeydew from a pest infestation. It is likely aphids or scale. Treat the tree with an insecticide. I like neem oil myself. It is organic, safe for people and pets and also treats other undiagnosed problems the tree may have. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

Another possibility may be a peach borer problem. This article will help determine if this is indeed the problem and how to fix it: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/peach/peach-tree-borer.htm

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