spots on peach tree leaves

SuzukicrashMarch 26, 2014

I live in St. Petersburg Florida, and this is a Tropic beauty peach tree. The whole tree looks like this... Is this bacteria and is neem oil good enough to control it? what should I spray it with and should I start something to make sure no larve gets in the fruit now that they are growing fast?

Please let me know I don't want to have to wait another year for a quality harvest. Thanks a lot for your help

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Suzukicrash

another pic

    Bookmark   March 26, 2014 at 2:17PM
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olpea(zone 6 KS)

Suzuki,

That does look like bac. spot, but it's a very mild case. I wouldn't worry about it. It may get worse as the tree ages and produces more shading, but you are a long way from that.

I have one variety which is very susc. to bac. spot. It's a mature tree and bac. spot will cause defoliation of the lower half of the canopy if I don't spray for it. The fruit is also very susc. I don't have a pic of the fruit with bac. spot, but it looks exactly like this pic if I don't spray for it:

http://extension.umass.edu/fruitadvisor/sites/fruitadvisor/files/publications/images/bacterialspot.jpg

Even as bad as that fruit looks it is still edible by cutting away the bad spots. Your fruit won't look that bad on such a small tree. The fruit may show no symptoms at all.

I spray that one tree w/ mycoshield. It's a pain to spray one tree, but I like the fruit so much I've kept the tree. In fact, I've made 4 copies of it. They are all in my backyard where I hand spray, so it's not as big a deal to spray them w/ an antibiotic. if the fruit wasn't so good, I'd pull those trees out because there are lots of peaches which aren't susc. to bac. spot.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2014 at 7:05PM
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