slakker
Full Member
Posts: 17
Joined: Mon Sep 25, 2006 12:28 am
Location: Coquitlam, Canada

Help with a Peach Tree

Hi All,

I'm new to this forum and landscaping/gardening in general. I did a search and couldn't exactly find the answers so please bear with me if this has been discussed before.

A couple of years ago, we purchases a house and it came with 8 fruit trees, one of which is a peach tree. We dicided to prune it a few months into owning it and it hasn't developed fruit since and it looks stressed. ie; some branches look dead, the base is "cracked" with sap seeping out and it never even flowered for 2 years.

Is my tree dying? Should I call in the experts? I would like to learn more and be able to do this on my own if possible.

Thanks in Advance

peachguy
Senior Member
Posts: 159
Joined: Thu Mar 30, 2006 9:01 pm
Location: Ontario

The sap comeing out of the tree could be from a canker or a peach tree borer i would talk to a worker at your local nursery as this can be leathal for the tree and my be way it hasn't set fruit.

Newt
Greener Thumb
Posts: 1868
Joined: Tue May 25, 2004 10:44 pm
Location: Maryland zone 7

Hi Slakker,

I agree with Peach Guy. Sounds like a borer or canker. Here are some possibilities. I realize most of this is from California, but it is on the west coast.
https://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/r602101011.html
https://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/r602301211.html
https://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/r602101111.html
https://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/r602300811.html
https://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/r602300911.html
https://www.caes.state.ct.us/PlantPestHandbookFiles/pphP/pphpeac.htm

Newt



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