Peach Leaves 2019

Asked August 15, 2019, 4:54 PM EDT

I have 2 peach trees in my front yard. The photos were taken on June 5. The disease took out 95% of my leaves and all but maybe 2-3 pieces of fruit. I have been spraying the tree leaves about every 15 days and it appears many of my leaves are coming back or growing new ones but naturally all the fruit is gone. What can I do next year to ward off whatever it is that did this to my tree leaves? I live in Muskegon and the two trees are on the edge of the side paved street.

Muskegon County Michigan peaches

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This is peach leaf curl, a common fungal disease. Your trees will be weakened but okay if the winter is not too harsh. Here’s a summary: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.growingproduce.com/fruits/stone-fruit/peach-leaf-curl-one-scary-disease/%3famp Treat for this in the very late fall or early spring.