I have 5 peach trees that have buds on them but they are not open up. What is...
I have 5 peach trees that have buds on them but they are not open up. What is wrong with them?
Winneshiek County Iowa
Peach trees are not extremely cold hardy, and we had a very cold winter. Reliance is the most cold hardy peach variety. Reliance can tolerate temperatures down to -20 degrees Fahrenheit. Other varieties are less cold tolerant.
I would wait another 2 weeks to get a better idea of the condition of the peach trees. Those areas that have not begun to leaf out by June 10th are dead. If only a few areas are dead, prune out the dead portions. If the vast majority of the tree is dead, it's probably best to remove the tree.