What is wrong with my peach tree?

Asked June 8, 2017, 8:27 AM EDT

About 2 months ago, I noticed my peach tree's leaves shriveling. Now they have fungus-type lesions on the leaves, and the tiny peaches turned redish brown. This has only happened to one of three trees. The other two are fine.

Carroll County Maryland

1 Response

Peach leaf curl is a fungal disease that causes defoliation and fruit loss when the weather during bud swell and opening is cool and wet. No fungicides will control the disease after the buds open. It is too late to control now.

Next spring apply a fungicide such as liquid lime sulfur (organic) before buds begin to swell. Thorough coverage of all bark and bud surfaces is important.
See more on our website http://extension.umd.edu/growit/diseases-stone-fruit

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