Top Questions About Dwarf Peach Trees

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Questions About Dwarf Peach Trees

Asked by
Anonymous on
March 30, 2011

Q. 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.

Answered by
Nikki on
March 31, 2011
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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

Q. 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?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 4, 2011
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I would recommend phosphorus heavy fertilizer. This will help with fruiting.

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Asked by
louisa on
May 13, 2011

Q. 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?

Answered by
Heather on
May 15, 2011
Certified Expert
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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

Q. Leaf Curl on Peach Tree

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

Answered by
Nikki on
May 17, 2011
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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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Asked by
leiflowerb on
March 3, 2018

Q. Peeling bark on dwarf redhaven peach

Any why this is happening? It is aboit 2-3 ft off the ground. This is the 2nd spring I’ve had the tree and it’s over 6 ft tall.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
March 4, 2018
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This look like damage from a deer or similar animal rubbing its horns on it. This can be prevented with fencing, or tree wraps.

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Asked by
iSculptnails on
May 10, 2018

Q. Planting a dwarf peach in a pot

I’m being ornery , my homeowners association won’t allow me to plant any fruit trees, but it doesn’t say anywhere that I can’t have one in a pot ! I bought a 15 gal beautiful dwarf donut peach.
My question is, how big should the pot/container be ? Height ? Width ? The tree is already 6 feet tall .
Thank you 🙏🏻

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 12, 2018
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