What is the jelly like substance coming from peaches on tree?
It sounds like you may have peach borers. This article will explain more about them: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/peach/peach-tree-borer.htm
Does the bloom get affected by frost? Thanks.
They bloom normally in March or April and yes, frost can kill them if they are opened when frost occurs. How long they are in bloom depends on the variety, but normally no more than a few weeks.
We have 2 peach trees in our backyard and this year, both have a lot of curled leaves on them. This does not seem normal. What is wrong and how do I fix this?
This is a disease called Peach Curl. This article will help:
My peach tree has sooty canker disease and we did not notice until all the trunk was infected. Can we plant another tree in the same spot after we remove the tree?
You can, but make sure you clean up ALL debris from the old tree and treat the area with a fungicide before planting a new tree. To be on the safe side, you may want to let the area rest for a season or two before planting something else there.
When do I remove first grown peaches before developing?
This article will help you with peach thinning:
We live in Austin, TX, in an area where rain is hard to come by and the soil isn't really great. We have a roughly 8-year-old peach tree that was grafted into an almond root stock and planted in a place where a larger tree shades it. Over this past winter the tree developed a rather large sucker that we didn't notice until the rest of the tree didn't leaf out with the changing of the seasons. Now the sucker is in full leaf, as well as the shading tree, but the peach tree remains bare. I know the sucker needs to be removed, but I am concerned that the rest of the tree will die without enough sunlight, water, or nutrients. What can I do to ensure the health of the peach tree when I remove the sucker? Do I need to defoliate the shading tree some? Do I need to especially fertilize the tree? How often should I water it?
The health of the tree should improve after removing the sucker. However, the peach tree should have been located in an area receiving plenty of sunlight, rather than shade. You could try transplanting the tree if it’s not too large, or remove some of the lower limbs from the shade tree to allow sun to come through.
How do you start a peach tree from seed, and do you use the complete hard seed or do you break it open and use just the kernel?
Yes, you just plant the kernel. The stone is only a protective covering.