Return to the Fruit & Orchards Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Peach Tree in Summer AZ, Please Help!!!!

Posted by MrThomas85 Arizona (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 27, 12 at 23:03

Please Help, I have had my Peach Tree since March. It was in a 24inch box and had lots of fruit!!! Now going into June with extreme heat up to 115 degrees every day. It looks like the peach tree is dying..... I have been deep watering every other day the whole month of June. But it still looks like it is dying!!!! Please help!!! I don't know if I am watering to much or not enough... Every time I water I fill the Well up, Is this right????

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Peach Tree in Summer AZ, Please Help!!!!

A peach tree like it a little dry in your area 5 gallons once a week is all water peach can take. Peach drowns easy. If you think tree needs water ever other day give it a quart water no more.

RE: Peach Tree in Summer AZ, Please Help!!!!

I water mine once a week. Also, you have no mulch around the tree. Big no no here in phx. Overwatering is the #1 cause of death in phx, not sun and heat.

RE: Peach Tree in Summer AZ, Please Help!!!!

You can't really compare the water needs of a newly planted tree with those of an established one. Some of my new trees have needed watering every day, while older established ones need only a couple waterings per YEAR in my cooler climate. Overwatering is really a function of the soil. If you still have a puddle around the tree an hour after you've watered, you probably have poor drainage that could certainly kill the plant in a hurry.

I hate to sound negative, but from your pic it is already too late. Stop wasting water, and try a new peach tree after you figure out if you have a drainage problem and how to fix it.

RE: Peach Tree in Summer AZ, Please Help!!!!

Thanks, the problem is this is still a newly planted tree as of about 4 months ago. So I just am kind of confuse of "HOW" and exactly "HOW MUCH" to water a new 24inch box Peach Tree in the extreme heat....

SO last year I planted a 15 gallon around the same time. It also looked just like the 24inch "dead" but for some reason this year doing the summer it looks pretty great!!! And again this is why I am totally confuse now...

The following is a picture of my 15 gallon I planted last year.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Fruit & Orchards Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here