My peach trees are diseased. (See attached photo.). Can you please identify...

Asked July 22, 2019, 10:14 AM EDT

My peach trees are diseased. (See attached photo.). Can you please identify the problem and any treatments that might help? Thanks

Allen County Ohio trees and shrubs fruit trees peach trees trees

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There are a few diseases of peach trees caused by either a bacteria or fungus. Some of these include: Bacterial Spot, Peach Scab, Shot Hole Disease. They can affect the leaves but they also affect the fruit. Do you see any symptoms on the fruit? If so, please take pictures of the symptoms you see on the fruit and send them. Also, can you take and send pictures of the leaves that are not as bad as the one in the picture you sent, ie. an earlier stage of the disease. Also pictures of both the upper and lower sides of the leaf would be helpful.

Following are a few links to sites with more info and pictures of Peach tree diseases that might help in the identification of the problem:



Thanks for the quick response. We do not have fruit this year. There were tons of blossoms, but no fruit.

I have attached the pictures you requested.

Thanks for the links you provided. They look good. I will read them more closely tonight

If you have more thoughts or suggestions, I would appreciate them. Thanks

Thanks

Thanks for the quick response. We do not have fruit this year. There were tons of blossoms, but no fruit.

I have attached the pictures you requested.

Thanks for the links you provided. They look good. I will read them more closely tonight

If you have more thoughts or suggestions, I would appreciate them. Thanks

Thanks

It appears to be bacterial spot. The following links will provide additional information on this disease as well as other diseases that can affect peaches:

https://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheet/peach-diseases/

https://plantpathology.ca.uky.edu/files/ppfs-fr-t-09_0.pdf

The C. Wayne Ellett Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic (CWEPPDC) at the Ohio State University is a diagnostic laboratory specializing in the identification of plant diseases, plant health issues, and insect related problems. The Clinic offers a broad spectrum of low-cost testing for residential and commercial clients to identify pests and cultural/environmental related plant health issues. You can submit samples to the clinic for diagnosis. Additional information about the clinic and how to submit samples can be found at the following link: https://ppdc.osu.edu/home


Thanks for the information. It doesn’t look like there’s a lot that can be done, but I will watch the twigs and prune as needed.