Dwarf Peach Trees

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  1. How to Fertilize Peach Tree
  2. Fruit Size (Peach)
  3. how do I know if my peach tree has a disease?
  4. Leaf Curl on Peach Tree
Asked by Anonymous on March 30, 2011
How to Fertilize Peach Tree

Regarding fertilizer for peach trees, I have a second year semi-dwarf peach tree. What should I use for fertilizer? How about steer manure, or fireplace ash? When I planted this tree, I mixed a lot of dead leaves in with the soil.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Steer manure is good, but I would make sure to balance the high nitrogen in it with a phosphorus amendment. Otherwise you could end up with fewer flowers/fruit.

Wood ash is good as well, but scatter it lightly, as in concentrated quantities, it can hurt the plant.

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Asked by Anonymous on April 4, 2011
Fruit Size (Peach)

I have had a peach tree in a sunny location for three years now. It’s a dwarf tree. I have numerous peaches every year. However, they are all very small (1 1/2 to 2 inches max. ). Am I leaving too many on the tree to grow or not fertilizing enough?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

I would recommend phosphorus heavy fertilizer. This will help with fruiting.

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Asked by louisa on May 13, 2011
How Do I Know if My Peach Tree Has a Disease?

I have a dwarf peach tree. I have fertilized it with 10-10-10 and I give it plenty of water, but the leaves are small and they look deformed. I’ve had it for 4 seasons and it has yet to produce any fruit. What am I doing wrong?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It sounds like you have peach curl. This article this will help you:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/peach/peach-leaf-curl.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on May 16, 2011
Leaf Curl on Peach Tree

My dwarf peach tree’s leaves are curling and have a┬ákind of sticky substance on them. The tree is loaded with peaches, so how can I treat the leaf curl situation?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Peach tree leaf curl is a common fungal disease among these fruit trees. Prevention is the best form of attack against the disease, however. Once your tree has developed leaf curl, it is difficult to save your peach harvest. Unfortunately, fungicide will not kill this disease. Prune off diseased portions of the tree and try to thin out the number of peaches you have on the tree. Also clean up any debris that may have fallen. In late fall, you can treat with a fixed copper fungicide to try and prevent the re-occurrence of the disease.

This article will help too: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/peach/peach-leaf-curl.htm

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