Peach Trees

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  1. Natural pesticides
  2. Why Do My Peach Trees Not Produce Fruit
  3. Peach Tree Leaves Turning Yellow and Dropping
  4. Premature Peach Fruit Drop
  5. Dwarf Peach Tree Oozing Sap
  6. Peach
  7. Peaches Are Dropping Off the Tree Before They Get Ripe
Asked by maddy8rose on June 10, 2011
Natural Pesticides

Can I use a mild dish soap to spray on my peach trees to keep insects away? If not, what would be best? Also, how can I keep small animals from eating the ripened fruit?

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pink

Yes you can use mild dish soap.As for the small animals I use a net to put over my Saskatoon berry bush's as if I don't the birds get to them. If that doesn't work I guess you'll have to try to beat them to it, good luck

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Asked by dal8776 on June 10, 2011
Why Do My Peach Trees Not Produce Fruit

I live in CO and the first couple years the trees had loads of peaches. Last year there were very few and I blamed a late frost, but this year there was not any late frost and still I did not notice them flowering. They are on a drip system since I am on the east side of the Rockies (high plains desert area) and I fertilized them with Tree Spike for Fruit trees. They are healthy and now have large trunks and are very sturdy.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

There are a few reasons plants do not bloom. Most common, for plants that bloomed in the past and do not bloom now, is that they have either too much nitrogen or too little phosphorous. Give the tree some bone meal and this will help balance out either issue.

This article will have other possibilities:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/plant-not-blooming.htm

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Asked by sgelb on June 12, 2011
Peach Tree Leaves Turning Yellow and Dropping

Trees are about 4 years old. I live in Denver, CO. Natural soil is high clay content, but I planted with lots of compost and peat mixed in.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

There are many reasons that this could happen. I would look to make sure that it is getting enough water and, if you have not fertilized, I would go ahead and do this (after the plant has been well watered).

This article will have some other suggestions on what it could be:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/plant-leaves-turn-yellow.htm

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Asked by skilus on June 12, 2011
Premature Peach Fruit Drop

What would cause most of the very young peaches to fall off the tree?

ANSWERS
Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

There are several things that can do this, but likely it was poor pollination. If the flowers are not properly pollinated, the tree will drop the fruit as they will
not produce a good seed. Here is some articles that you may find helpful:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/peach/peach-tree-fruit-drop.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/insect-pollination-process.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/creating-a-pollinator-garden.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on June 14, 2011
Dwarf Peach Tree Oozing Sap

I have a dwarf peach tree that most of the peaches are getting a clear goo on them, but I don’t see any holes in the fruit. I did notice a lot of sap oozing from different areas of the tree trunk. Any ideas what this could be, and can I save my peaches?

ANSWERS
Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This is a sign of peach borers. This article will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/peach/peach-tree-borer.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on June 13, 2011
Peach

Why are the leaves on my peach tree turning yellow and dropping off? I pruned it last year in late Aug. Now the leaves are yellow and falling off, and I have very little fruit this year, where as in previous years have had lots of peaches. The tree is 5 years old.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It is either a watering issue or a nutrient issue. Make sure the tree is getting water daily, twice a day in temps over 85 F. And give it slow release (balanced) fertilizer that will continually feed it. This article should also help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/peach/fertilizing-peach-trees.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on June 14, 2011
Peaches Are Dropping Off the Tree Before They Get Ripe

The peach tree drops all of the peaches before they ripen or are ready to be picked. They are hard as a rock and we never get to keep any for eating. Also, the squirels get to them first. Do you know what the problem can be and how to get at least a few peaches to eat from the tree?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This is normally caused by either a watering issue or a fertilizer issue. I would recommend phosphorus heavy fertilizer. This will help with fruiting. As for fruit dropping, this article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/peach/peach-tree-fruit-drop.htm

To deter squirrels, this article may help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/animals/get-rid-squirrels.htm

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