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Q.Peach Trees Bloom And Bear But Fruit Doesn’t Mature

Zone Fulton, MO 65251, Zone 6 | TugRuskin added on June 12, 2022 | Answered

Our two back yard peach trees are about 100′ apart. They both produce but fruits reach approximate size of a walnut before development is arrested. Peaches that fall off taste fine at that point but not enough flesh to justify processing. Some dried, hard, brown fruits remain on tree through winters. Leaves appear healthy, although woody parts of trees seem darkened with some green splotches. Suspect a fungus but not sure. Two years ago I planted a 10′ apple tree about 25′ from one of the peach trees and by the beginning of the following growing season the trunk had turned black and the top died. I’m trying to raise a sucker off of it now. Attaching photos hoping for a solution.

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Answered on June 14, 2022

Unfortunately, your photos did not come through. I am unable to see the damage. It does sound a bit like an infection has taken over in your area. This can happen in areas that have poor drainage, or wet areas.

You can try general fungicides, but I would take some samples and photos up to your local extension service.


This will help you with fungicide use:


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