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Questions About Peach Trees

Asked by
sb on
March 7, 2011

Q. Peaches-Brown Rot

I live in east TN. I want to know what to use to prevent brown rot. It’s the first of March- dormant oil until when? Buds are forming but not open. What about sulfur spray? When should it be used and how often? Same for fruit tree spray, when to start and how often? Can I use sulfur spray and fruit tree spray during the same time span? For instance, one spray one day then two days later the other? THANK YOU! No fruit for two years! Also, I have apple trees.

Answered by
Heather on
March 8, 2011
Certified Expert
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The fruit spray and the sulfur spray should treat for the same thing so you only need to use one or the other.

Start spraying now and spray every 2-3 weeks until the blossoms fade. Then spray again when the peaches start to ripen.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 14, 2011

Q. Worms in Peaches

When is the right time to spray peach trees to prevent worms in the fruit, and what is a good insect spray to use?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 14, 2011
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Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/peach/peach-tree-borer.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 15, 2011

Q. Treating Peach Diseases

Now that you have told me about peach tree diseases,  how do I treat them? Do I use sulfur?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 16, 2011
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Which disease do you think your peach tree has? We can give specific instructions if you let us know the disease.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 16, 2011

Q. Care of Peach Trees

I need to know how to prune a peach tree. I think I will have a lot of peaches this year. Last year I had a lot, but they were very small. If you can help me I would appreciate it.

Answered by
Nikki on
March 17, 2011
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Cut back the tall-growing limbs and 1/3 of all new growth. Cut out all dead, broken, diseased branches. Remove old wood that previously produced fruit (it will not produce again) as well as crossing or rubbing branches. Aim for a funnel-like shape with fruiting branches about 1 foot apart over the top of the tree.

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Asked by
ladyladorna on
March 18, 2011

Q. how can I prevent peach tree from making jelly?

I’m sure this question sounds unusual to you, but every year my peach tree is loaded with peaches; and every year, these same peaches have a clear jelly-like substance on them. Can my peach tree be treated for this?

Answered by
Heather on
March 18, 2011
Certified Expert
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Not unusual. This is a sign of a problem with the tree. It has 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
March 20, 2011

Q. Do I Need Two Peach Trees To Gain Fruit

I have one peach tree already planted but have not seen any peaches. I have been told to plant two peach trees close together to get fruit. Am I correct?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 21, 2011
Certified Expert
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Most (but not all) peaches are self-pollinating, which means that they do not need two trees. More likely, the soil is lacking in phosphorus. Have your soil tested to see what nutrients are lacking and then amend the soil to correct.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 29, 2011

Q. Watering Peach Trees

I am planting several different fruit trees, and want to plant trees close to each other that require similar watering patterns–such as peach trees; cherry; persimmon; citrus; orange; nectarine; apple; and nut trees, like almond and walnut. I have a slight slope to the orchard, so I want trees that require more water towards the lower part.

Answered by
Nikki on
April 8, 2011
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