vinegar
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Peach tree

My peach tree is now 6 years old.
For the past three years, since I've been getting serious about harvesting fruit, it has had a fungus.
What should I be doing to prevent this, and, since I have bees nearby, is there something I can use that won't harm my bees?

And WHEN should I apply whatever it is that I should apply?

CharlieBear
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Re: Peach tree

Fungal diseases are prevented not treated. Spray the trees with dormant oil spray after all the leaves have fallen on a day when the tree is dry and it has time to dry again before night fall. Then in the spring spray the trees with a copper based fungicide when the fruit buds begin to swell on a dry day, then again when the leaf buds swell if possible. If you see leaves later that show signs of curly leaf pick them off and destroy. Be sure you remove all leaves in the fall every year and dispose of them. Note, some people use a sulfur based spray (less effective and can burn the plant if the mix isn't right). This spraying is done before the bees fly for the flowers and after they have already been there.

vinegar
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Re: Peach tree

Thank you!
I'll give it a try.

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