Top Questions About Peach Trees

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Questions About Peach Trees

Asked by
rjasper1245 on
July 21, 2019
Atlanta, GA

Q. Will over spraying inhibit growth and development of peaches ?

After thining to 6″ apart, I sprayed my peachtrees every 7-10 days for three months with captan and malathion. I had not infestation from plum curculio (like last year), but my peaches did not get very big, about the size of small lemons. They developed very slowly and then began to rot on the tree before ripening.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 22, 2019
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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 28, 2019

Q. beetles ate about 100 peaches…were there over night. How can I I kill them?

One day they weren’t there, the next they were.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 29, 2019
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There are, likely, a few things that you have around the house already that can help here. This collection of articles will give you information on how to craft your own pest control, along with many other tips: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/organic

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Anonymous on
August 14, 2019

Q. It’s about planting a peach pit

How long can you store a peach pit before planting – in a story I’m writing, I have one 8 years old, and wondered if it’s too old? Also, does it have to have a cold first winter in order to germinate? Many thanks.

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
August 14, 2019
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It is doubtful a peach seed would be viable after 8 years, but hey, is this a fiction book? And yes, the peach seed would need a cold period to germinate. Here is more:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/peach/saving-peach-seeds.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/propagation/seeds/storing-seeds.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 21, 2019

Q. Young peach tree has issues

Cam you tell me what might be the ailment here with this young Red Baron Peach tree

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
September 22, 2019
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Your peach tree is under stress. Look for signs of disease (I did see some spots that could be fungal), insects, lack of nutrients and water. Call your cooperative extension agent if you can't find the reason for your tree to start changing colors. These articles should help:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/peach/grow-red-baron-peach-trees.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/tree-leaves-turning-early.htm

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Asked by
gilboaman01 on
October 4, 2019
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Q. are peaches on the tree safe in a 28 degree night?

Peaches are small and not fully ripened.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
October 7, 2019
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No, they should be ripe by now. They will probably drop soon.

These articles will help you to know when to harvest peaches: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/peach/peach-tree-harvesting.htm

This will help you to get peaches to form properly: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/peach/peach-tree-care.htm

This will help with fertilization: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/peach/fertilizing-peach-trees.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
October 4, 2019

Q. It is beginning October, and I have a peach tree with new leaf growth and pink flowers. No visible sap like substance. Is this

normal? If not what do I do?? I planted this peach tree in March or April this year got a couple of fruit that were delicious!! I am new to growing a peach tree!! It has full sun and proper drainage!! All leaves have started to fall but now I am experiencing new leaf growth and pink flowers!! Have not seen any type of sappy substance or any sign of a borer?? Please help is this normal if not what do I do and when do I prune the tree?? I can’t remember what type tree it is all I know is that it is a type of dwarf peach

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
October 7, 2019
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Your tree may have experienced stress, gone into dormancy, then when conditions improved, came out of dormancy and bloomed. (just like spring)
This is not uncommon and you should still have buds left to bloom in the spring.
Check whether cultural needs of the fruit tree are being met.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/peach/peach-tree-pruning.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
October 7, 2019

Q. Peach Tree over 7-8 years old and no flowers so far.

In Ottawa we purchased a 2-3 year old peach plant & planted in our yard. Initially it grew very well. But during 2nd year’s severe winter & snow it died completely. However from the roots few branches (about 10) appeared. In the last 2/3 years 3 branches which grew over 6 feet have dried & the balance have grown to over 12 feet high in last 4-5 years, and the diameter at ground level for each branch is almost approaching to 3″. The plant is full with leaves & is spread over about 15 feet & most of the day it gets sun. It is now 5 years that we planted it. Why there are no flowers so far? What should we do? Earlier the same information I passed to Montreal Botanical as well a research US organisation dealing with peaches but did not get any response.

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
October 7, 2019
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The bad news is that if your peach tree was grafted, your tree that grew from the roots probably was the rootstock your peach tree was grafted onto and not a suitable cultivar itself.

Here's an article that explains these terms and concept of grafting:
https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/grafting-and-budding-nursery-crop-plants

You can start over with a new tree, or consider using grafting technique to acquire and graft a selected desirable "scion" on to your existing tree.

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