Peach Trees

What Causes a Peach Seed to Develop Mold/Mildew

papac added on May 18, 2012 | Answered

What causes a peach seed to develop mold/mildew-like places?

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Answered on May 21, 2012

This is caused by pit split. The reasons for pit split are not quite understood, but it is generally thought to be connected to environmental factors, like cold, underwatering, overwatering and a lack of nutrients.

As of now, the best advice for pit split is to make sure the tree is getting everything it needs. Also, be aware that some varieties seem to be more prone to pit split than others.

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