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Need help on sick peach tree

Posted by RichAustin 8 (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 30, 13 at 12:24

I am new to this forum, hoping to get help with the following problem:
I have a couple of peach trees grown in barely root this spring which look sick(see the pictures), They young leaves are becoming yellow(with some red spots), and the tree gel are oozing out around the leaf stems. Has anyone seen this before. My grow zone is 8 in central Texas.

Thanks in advance.
Rich


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RE: Need help on sick peach tree

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Tue, Apr 30, 13 at 18:13

Rich:

It looks something like nitrogen deficiency but also perhaps like wet soil. I don't think iron deficiency. How much are you watering? Apply in fertilizer? What's your soil like: clay, alkaline, drainage?


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RE: Need help on sick peach tree

HI Fruitnut,

Thanks for the reply.

I did not do much watering, other than the sprinkler(twice a week , 10 minutes each for the grass, the tree is grown in the back yard).

My yard has typically central Texas hill country area type of soil, alkaline, with lots of rocks underneath. So when I planned the tree, I put in some soil purchased from local nursery to fill the holes, this soil is pretty sandy mixing with compost. I did a soil test, it's PH value is around 8, nitrogen based on the color of the test is kind of weak.

Water drainage is pretty good for the tree hole. I had not applied any fertilizer ever since it was grown in Feb.

Thanks
Rich


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