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Longitudinal cracks in peach branches...?

Posted by snidelywhiplash z5a Nebraska (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 7, 14 at 21:13

I have a "Garnet Beauty" peach tree that was planted in 2007. It has produced nicely for a few years now.

I went out recently to look at/prune it, and noticed a couple of the bigger branches (4-6" diameter) have cracks on them, running *along* the length of the branch.

The cracks are probably 18" to 24" long. They're only barely wide enough to get a thumbnail into.

Should I be concerned about these cracks? If they're a problem or potential problem, what if anything can be done to address it?

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RE: Longitudinal cracks in peach branches...?

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Mon, Apr 7, 14 at 23:04

That's probably freeze damage. There have been a number of posts recently on that subject due to the harsh winter.

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