Peach Trees
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What causes peaches not to ripen?

Zone North Carolina | neneb added on March 31, 2015 | Answered

Fruit dries up but stays on branches.

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shelley
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Answered on March 31, 2015

Did your fruit develop brown spots before mummifying (drying up)? If so, I think your tree might have brown rot fungus - this causes peaches to mummify on the tree.

You can read more about brown rot fungus, and the recommended course of treatment, at the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/peach/common-peach-diseases.htm

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