Peaches are shriveling

crystalsnap(7 / GA)May 29, 2013

Both of my peach trees have had beautiful peaches growing on them. Had is the operative word.....now (as you can see from the pic) there are a lot of peaches that have shriveled up. Help...what is causing this???

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persianmd2orchard

I'm no expert, but those look like the runts that self-abort and thin themselves out. If that's the case, nothing to worry about, if they come off with gentle tap/pull, I take them out as soon as I know they're runts, in case they pull out/waste even minimal energy. Nothing good can come of them. The big one looks great. Hopefully you got a few of those that should ripen nicely :).

    Bookmark   May 29, 2013 at 10:29PM
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rayrose(8)

Those are fruits that did not get pollinated. Remove them from the tree.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2013 at 8:43AM
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crystalsnap(7 / GA)

Thanks for the info.....yes they come off very easily. I'll remove the rest today.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2013 at 11:00AM
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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

No need to remove those they are dead, gone, and no drain on the tree. To me they look like they were frozen about a month ago.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2013 at 11:08AM
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