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peaches dropping

Posted by sonny44 none (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 23, 13 at 11:11

My best peach tree had hundreds of little peaches on them a month ago. But steadily as they grew they started dropping to the ground. Now there maybe 2 dozen left 1 - 2 inches in diameter. They may also drop. The tree looks healthy, but I sprayed anyway.

Is this a pollination issue? I have not seen one honeybee this year.

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RE: peaches dropping

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Sun, Jun 23, 13 at 15:37

Peaches are wind pollinated so that's not the issue. And any not wind pollinated don't get nearly that big before dropping. Usually it's one of two things in your situation. Either there are too many on the tree and it just drops some or it's insect damage. Are there any insects, worms, in the fruit that drops? Any jelly like fluid coming out of holes in the fruit?

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