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The tree is probably setting too many peaches. They should be thinned out at about thumbnail size. Take off the smaller or any deformed/damaged fruit and visualize. May 29, My tree is six years old now and every year when the fruit becomes about golf ball sized, they just fall off. When thinning stone fruits like peaches and nectarines, you don't just remove some of the fruit. A normal tree will set way more fruit than it can carry, so you remove most of the fruit.
Peaches are best thinned to inches apart; the smaller nectarines should be a minimum of 6 inches apart, and on small, weak twigs, even more than that. Jun 24, I have two older peach trees that have fruit but only grow to about the size of a golf ball, never turn ripe and fall off the tree at the end of their season. what's wrong? I have used fruit tree spikes (2 each tree) for the last two years. I have pruned both trees with no bushlopping.barted Reading Time: 8 mins.
Aug 02, There could be several causes for leaf drop. Peach leaf curl disease, insect feeding, bacterial spot or severe girdling, or harsh chemicals, including herbicide around the base of the tree. Also, too much or too little water, depending on your soil type. I suggest you send some bushlopping.bar help with the diagnosis.