New Peach Tree Leaf Disease?

bruderbellMay 5, 2014

Hi,
I planted this peach tree this spring, late March. My soil is very much clay in my backyard, so maybe I missed the boat and should have dug a huge hole and amended the soil in a large radius. What I did do was dig the hole twice as wide as the pot, removed the tree from the pot, and put composted manure in to fill the hole around the tree root clump.

Some leaves on the tree look like the photo, but many leaves are just green and seem healthy. We haven't had a very wet spring, so I've watered it about once per week for maybe 15 minutes.

What ails my new tree, and what should I do to help it? Is this what an over-watered tree looks like?

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bruderbell

Here is a closeup of one of the suspect leaves.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 9:13PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

there is a fruit forum ... never saw the hardcore there.. in this forum .. and spraying fruit trees is outside our expertise ...

it has transplant shock ... so its sacrificing a few leaves .. so what ...

NEVER amend a planting hole ...

you didnt dig a very wide hole .... does that mean the hole you dug was barely as big as the pot..??? .. and you just shoved the potting media into the clay ...

it has fruit.. and you just planted it this march??? .. usually takes my fruit trees a few years to fruit... but you bought bigger than i usually do ...

sorry but one leaf is not sufficient for a disease diagnosis ...

relax ... and do double check with the fruit peeps ...

ken

ps: 6 stakes.. eh???

    Bookmark   May 6, 2014 at 8:08AM
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bruderbell

I'll check out the fruit forum. We had severe weather (high winds) warning recently, so my wife insisted on lots of staking to save her baby...

Thanks

    Bookmark   May 6, 2014 at 8:14AM
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hairmetal4ever(Z7 MD)

That really doesn't look all that bad to me.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2014 at 1:35PM
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