Peach Trees

Stunted Peaches


Anonymous added on June 11, 2015 | Answered

My peaches never got bigger than a small golf ball and never ripened.


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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on June 12, 2015

This sounds like a chilling issue. If a peach tree gets just a little bit too little chilling in the winter, it will button the fruit, which means that it tries to grow them, but they will be deformed and fail to mature. I would check that the variety is appropriate for your area in terms of chilling.

Another possibility is that there is a problem with pollination. If this is the case though, the tree will drop the fruit in late spring or early summer. If you suspect a pollination problem, these articles will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/teak/insect-pollination-process.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/creating-a-pollinator-garden.htm

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