I have 2 peach trees , approximately 11-12 years old and after 8-9 years of great fruit production this year both trees just stopped producing Not a single flower and or fruit. Any suggestions?

  • There are farmer techniques that include whipping a tree, root pruning with a spade, or slightly scoring the trunk (not all the way around!) to wake it up if it's not otherwise sick. Aug 2, 2023 at 21:48
  • Hows the leaf growth, perhaps a photo will help Aug 2, 2023 at 22:59
  • And what was the weather like when they should have flowered, or shortly before that?
    – Ecnerwal
    Aug 3, 2023 at 3:30

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Lots of orchards in my area got hit with untimely freezes and lost the entire year's production - no flowers means no fruit, and a freeze at the wrong time means no flowers.

I had a hardy apricot outright killed (no flowers, no leaves) without ever hitting temperatures below its "hardiness zone" - but there were some wild gyrations over the winter from very cold to quite warm. Not even a sucker from the rootstock, and it was happy last year.

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