Peach Tree Dropping Peaches
This morning I noticed that a young peach tree I have dropped three small peaches last night. There are probably 12 remaining peaches. The tree is potted. I don't know exactly how old it is, but I have had it for a year and bought it when the trunk was about an inch thick. It's about 6 feet tall. It was slightly infected with PLC this spring, but none of the peaches were near the deformed leaves and almost all the deformed leaves have already fallen and been replaced with new leaves. Except for dropping the peaches, it looks healthy
Why did the fruit drop early?
Did I leave too many peaches on it, as it is relatively young? Should I thin more now?
It rained a little over the past 24 hours, but nothing too severe. Is it common for average rain to knock young peaches off?
There are a ton of squirrels and birds around, but I haven't seen any messing with the actual tree branches or fruit.