Peach Trees
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peach trees

Zone Spencer VA | Anonymous added on September 21, 2017 | Answered

this spring, my peach tree was hit by a hard frost, it lost all of the buds, new fruit,and leaves. it hasn't recovered at all, and stands in the yard totally bare. will it come back next spring???

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on September 22, 2017

The answer depends on how seriously it was damaged- if the tree is still alive, it has the potential to recover. Here's how to tell if your tree is dead or alive:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/tree-scratch-test.htm

Pruning back the dead branches may help the tree to recover, but the best time to do this is probably next spring. These articles will help you:

https://www.colostate.edu/Dept/CoopExt/4dmg/Trees/freeze.htm
https://extension.missouri.edu/p/XR1

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