Last earth day my husband and I purchased a peach tree at Lowes, one of the super sweet self pollinating trees. This is our first fruit bearing tree or any tree for that matter. We weren't aware of all the care and problems peach trees have, but after much research we rose to the challenge. The tree did well last year and had nice leaves and we had very few problems with insects/fungus.
This year for the most part the leaves came in nice and it flowered and we even have 5-6 peaches starting to grow! There were some branches that failed to produce any leaves so we pruned them. My husband sprayed the tree 5 days ago and it started dropping leaves shortly after. Unfortunately we now think he mixed the spray to strong. We used the Green Light Fruit tree spray, the same we used last year. We did lose some leaves last year as well but not this many. Te week or so before he sprayed we had rain almost every day, some times rather heavy. The tree is placed where excess water would drain to the bottom of our yard though. I'm not entirely sure he mixed the spray to strong, but we are going to re mix and re measure before we spray again. If we did in fact over spray the tree would it cause leaf loss? And if we we did over spray is there any way to correct the damage we may have caused. I can include pictures tomorrow of the tree and the leaves it has lost if that will help.
we love our little tree and were VERY excited we may have a few peaches this year if we could fight off the bugs and mold. Any advice is welcome as we are total "noobs" to fruit producing trees.