Top Questions About Peach Trees

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Questions About Peach Trees

Asked by
shirley on
March 29, 2011

Q. How to Keep Birds Away From the Fruit on the Tree

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.

Answered by
Nikki on
March 29, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 30, 2011

Q. Peach Tree Bearing Fruit

I planted my peach tree late last summer. I also enjoyed reading
about fertilizing and pruning, but how long before I should
expect peaches?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 31, 2011
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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.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 3, 2011

Q. Insect Spray for Peach Trees

What is the best spray to use on peach trees? Just started planting them and I need what help I can get.

Answered by
jasonlseward on
April 11, 2011
A.

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.

Jason
10+ years landscaping

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 5, 2011

Q. Killing Pests on Donut Peach

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.

Answered by
Nikki on
April 5, 2011
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A.

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:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/homemade-aphid-control-a-natural-way-to-kill-aphids.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

Here is an article that will help with the rabbits:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/how-to-keep-rabbits-out-of-gardens.htm

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Asked by
gardenpro on
April 8, 2011

Q. when do I spray peach trees to protect the blooms/fruit?

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?

Answered by
Heather on
April 10, 2011
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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:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 8, 2011

Q. When To Spray Peach Trees

When is the proper time to spray, before blossoms form or after they fall?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 9, 2011
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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.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 9, 2011

Q. Extra Limb on Peach Tree

There is an extra shoot growing out of our newly planted peach tree. The shoot has leaves and is bigger than the flowering part of the actual tree. How would you recommend safe removal, and where would you make the cut?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 9, 2011
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