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Peaches are shriveling

Posted by crystalsnap 7 / GA ( on
Wed, May 29, 13 at 21:43

Both of my peach trees have had beautiful peaches growing on them. Had is the operative (as you can see from the pic) there are a lot of peaches that have shriveled up. Help...what is causing this???

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RE: Peaches are shriveling

I'm no expert, but those look like the runts that self-abort and thin themselves out. If that's the case, nothing to worry about, if they come off with gentle tap/pull, I take them out as soon as I know they're runts, in case they pull out/waste even minimal energy. Nothing good can come of them. The big one looks great. Hopefully you got a few of those that should ripen nicely :).

RE: Peaches are shriveling

Those are fruits that did not get pollinated. Remove them from the tree.

RE: Peaches are shriveling

Thanks for the info.....yes they come off very easily. I'll remove the rest today.

RE: Peaches are shriveling

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Thu, May 30, 13 at 11:08

No need to remove those they are dead, gone, and no drain on the tree. To me they look like they were frozen about a month ago.

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