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my tree is having problems (Red Haven Peach)

my tree is having problems (Red Haven Peach)

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Old 07-07-07, 08:48 AM
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my tree is having problems (Red Haven Peach)

I have a red haven semi-dwarf peach tree that I planted a couple years ago. This year it had a few flowers and one got pollinated so a peach started to grow. But lately the tree seems to be in bad health, some leaves are turning yellow and they are fallng off. I am sure it is getting enough water. I also posted this problem with my lawn: http://forum.doityourself.com/showthread.php?p=1199907#post1199907

I have an apple, two cherry and some juniper bushes all growing fine in various parts of the yard.

Is there a way to figure out what happened to my peach tree?

Thanks.
 
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Old 07-12-07, 01:33 PM
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Don't know where you are located, but many of us in the eastern states experienced a late killing frost that killed the buds. We will have no fruit crops this season. Even cold hardy varieties like Red Haven can succumb to a killing spring frost.

In addition to selecting a cold hardy species if you are in a cold climate, site selection and soil prep are important. Proper watering and fertilizing are vital. Insect and disease management must be part of the care and maintenance program, along with learning how to properly prune. http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/1000/1406.html

Red haven semi-dwarf peach trees usually do not come into their own until year three. Those first three years is when proper pruning is crucial. Read more here: http://www.ext.vt.edu/pubs/treefruit/422-020/422-020.html

Red Haven is the peach by which all others are judged because of amountg of fruit produced, cold hardiness, resistance to leaf spot, and delicious fruit.

Yellowing and dropping of leaves on peach tree is indicative of stress. This is usually due to too much water or too little water. For watering & feeding info: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1082/is_n4_v40/ai_18629644
 
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