black spots & oozing from our peaches this year

Asked August 4, 2020, 2:19 PM EDT

We have 2 peach trees: 'Frost' & 'Oregon Curl Free' This year a fair # of the peaches have black spots on them, spots that look like sap oozing out of the peach. As a result we have to cut out all the defects before we can eat them. Our orchard has been in for over 6 years, and this is the first year we have seen it.

Polk County Oregon

1 Response

Hi I suspect this is potentially peach shothole, a disease that also causes leaf symptoms. But, a number of things can cause that gummosis on fruit, including piercing-sucking insects such as stink bugs.