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.
This article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/peach
What can I do to stop the birds from eating my peaches while they're growing on the tree? They eat a little from each one and some even end up on the ground where other pests munch on them.
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I advice you to use chemical repellents-are useful in fruit tree pest control, often helping to protect fruit tree from birds and other pests. Methyl anthranilate is one chemical that can be used. It will have to be repeated if you find that bird damage is continuing. Hinder is another chemical pest control that can be used. Simply dilute it 20:1 with water and apply it every three to 10 days. Also, make sure to reapply after a heavy rain.
I planted my peach tree late last summer. I also enjoyed reading about fertilizing and pruning, but how long before I should expect peaches?
It really depends on the variety and maturity of the tree. It could get fruit this year or it could be up to 3 years.
What is the best spray to use on peach trees? Just started planting them and I need what help I can get.
Fertilome Triple Action Plus. Active ingredient is Neem Oil. It's safe right up to the day of harvest. Triple action is not a aggressive as other insecticides, so if you have a bad infestation of something, you might have to switch to the harder stuff. But, if you intend to eat the fruit, I wouldn't risk it.
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I have a donut peach tree and have not been able to get any fruit from it because large black ants and some other minute bugs invade the tree as soon as the fruit starts to form. Been to the local hardware stores twice and got different solutions that did not work. Also, what is effective in repelling rabits; they won't let my flowers grow and bloom in peace.
The small bugs are aphids. The ants come because of the aphids. I recommend neem oil for them. I have found it to be very effective. Here is more information to help you:
Here is an article that will help with the rabbits:
I sprayed my peach tree too soon last year and impacted the bees. The blooms have come and gone, and there is small fuit starting to grow. When do I spray to protect the fruit?
Now is a perfect time to spray. Spray every 3-4 weeks. I would recommend using neem oil. It is good for killing the fungus and pests that may affect the tree but will not hurt beneficial insects like bees. Here is more information about neem oil:
When is the proper time to spray, before blossoms form or after they fall?
Dormant sprays should actually be started in winter. Use dormant sprays before green tissue shows in spring buds. Use on days when the air temperature is above freezing. Use a Superior Oil spray for the first dormant spray application in mid- to late winter. Three weeks later make a second application of Superior Oil or Liquid Lime Sulfur.
When spraying trees to control peach borer pests, choose those with lindane endosufan or chlorpyrifos. Sprays should be mixed according to label instructions. They should also be applied so that it runs down the trunk and soaks into the ground around the base. Try not to spray on foliage or any fruit that may still be on the tree. The best time to spray trees is within the first or second week of July and again in late August or September.