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Will peaches on a sapling grow into mature fruit?

We often see fruit, small or full size, on saplings sold by garden centres, and these are surprisingly small trees. If the tree can't support the fruit, they'll just drop off. But if you want to give ...
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Will peaches on a sapling grow into mature fruit?

They will most probably yield some fruit, which may be edible - it probably won't grow very large. There is also a school of thought which says its better - long term - for you to remove these ...
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How to treat diseases and bugs on peach tree?

Peach trees are deciduous and lose their leaves in the winter, so don't worry about that. The leaves can turn gold/brown before they drop. Some munched leaves on a healthy tree are not a problem. ...
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When should peaches be picked?

Generally when the fruit is no longer green and releases easily from the tree it is ready. If it doesn't come off with a gentle tug wait a couple of days and try again. The small size is probably due ...
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How to encourage new branch growth in a peach tree?

This is the main problem of peaches, they will not create new twigs, so you should really prune heavily the tree, so that the bottom twigs are always healthy (and not overpowered by higher branches). ...
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Why am I not getting any peaches on my peach tree I bought at Lowes last year?

Perhaps pollination is the problem. Plant some plants like lavender or any fragrant plants near the peach plant. This way bees and other insects will be attracted and they will pollinate the flowers ...
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Why am I not getting any peaches on my peach tree I bought at Lowes last year?

Any chance it froze during or shortly after the bloom? Depending on the species, most peaches are quite hardy, we have several that tolerate a 25 degree freeze quite well with only, maybe a 5 percent ...
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How much sun do peaches need to fruit?

From experience, in the hot summers of northern Portugal, peaches fruit even under partial shade but the fruit is not very sweet. The more direct sunlight the sweeter the fruit seems to be.
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Blue/Green fuzz on Peach Pits

Yes, you can throw away the peach pits because they have mold. If the cherry pits are the same, throw them also. As for recommendations on how to optimize the process next time: PEACH The first ...
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How much sun do peaches need to fruit?

Agree with Organic's answer - you may get fruit setting, but without sufficient UV rays on the foliage, less starch will convert to sugars within the fruits. They may ripen quite well, but will be ...
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Why are the leaves on my peach tree sapling wilting and dropping off?

I had a very similar situation with my indoor almond, when I forgot to water the plant for some time. In my case, I did not do anything about it afterwards, just provided regular watering, and wilted ...
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Peach root fungus?

My best guess is that you have yourself a case of white root rot disease or maybe Armillaria root rot. Armillaria has a funky smell something like mushrooms. Either way, there is no cure and the ...
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How to treat diseases and bugs on peach tree?

That looks like beetle damage to me. Beetles will sometimes not chew the veins.
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When should peaches be picked?

When peaches are ready depends a lot on your tastes. However, if they're falling off the tree in large numbers, and you want to save all the peaches, it's probably a good idea to start picking them (...
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How much of the peach pit must be broken for successful germination?

None of the peach pit must be broken. Simply plant them in the fall, in the ground, and wait. Come spring, you will get some sprouts, and likely also some will fail to sprout, so plant more pits than ...
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Why are the leaves of my peach trees turning yellow?

I'm not 100% sure there's no other problem, but your watering regime is insufficient - young woody plants require probably around 5-8 gallons of water a week each if the weather is hot and dry. It's ...
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Why am I not getting any peaches on my peach tree I bought at Lowes last year?

There are a lot of reasons but I can give you some general guidelines that will hopefully help you. Firstly, it takes a few years for a fruit tree to bear fruits in good quantity. The first few ...
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What are these strange egg like things?

These seem to be Scale insects, you see the scale which protect the insects inside them. They eats the sap. If they are active, usually you find ants nearby, taking part of the sap. There are many ...
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Why do the leaf margin and a few of leaf blade of my peach trees turn brown and red?

This happens to a lot of plants when bright sunny days come suddenly. Make sure you water the trees as they are already stressed by the long bright days and prevent them suffering from drought also, ...
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How serious is this stem problem of my dwarf peach tree

This peach tree looks incredibly healthy for being dug up and potted. Seriously! That graft or injury is just fine. Obviously because the top growth isn't even wilted! Your tree looks very healthy....
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Why are the leaves on my peach tree sapling wilting and dropping off?

Your tree dropping leaves is very normal. It is dormancy time so do not fertilize and make sure not to water unless that pot, soil and plant when you lift them are light. I would think about a new ...
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Peach Tree Sun Exposure

You've confirmed you did not harden off your peach tree before transferring it outdoors; there's nothing to be done about that now it's planted. It doesn't mean its going to die, just that it will ...
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Peach tree leaves turning yellow

Same experience here in MS, incredible amounts of rain. I would think the rug adds to the problem by holding the water. You may want to consider pulling the rug back during these rainy periods to ...
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What is the proper way to prune a multi-variety stone fruit tree being trained in fan shape espalier?

On short term, you should choose which variety you want to keep. Forget to have 4 varieties: they will fight to have food from root. Only one will survive. [Such plants are scams from cheap gardening ...
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Plucking fruit off young fruit trees?

Personally, I'd enjoy the blossom and fruit, ie leave them alone. The critical thing to aiding establishment of any tree is to keep the area around the trunk vegetation free. No weeds, no grass, ...
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Aromatic firewood: What is the fastest growing prunus plant?

Black Cherry (Prunus serotina) is the best one where I am, because it's relatively fast growing (splittable wood every 12/18 years in decent conditions, and can be coppiced. The favorable smoke ...
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Fruit on trees shriveling up before it develops (peach, apple, pear)

This is a disease called brown rot it is very common and can be treated. Brown rot is a fungal disease that commonly affects stone-fruit trees like peaches and cherries. To treat I would start by ...
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Peach Tree Sun Exposure

Not necessarily, E.B. Keep that plant watered and I would get some shade cloth to cover it for a while. Acclimatization or hardening off takes weeks to ensure the plant's leaves epidermis gets thicker....
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What are the purple streaks and splotches in my peach tree leaves?

Anthony, I am sending a site of images showing phosphorus deficiency. Purple is pretty indicative of phosphorus deficiency. Have you used any fertilizer for this tree? Plants have to have the ...
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What are these galls in my peach leaves?

This peach tree is infected with a fungus called Taphrina deformans that propagates itself by spores that overwinter on the tree's bark and buds. In the spring it starts a new life cycle, especially ...
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