The Q&A Archives: What's wrong with my peach tree?

Question: My peach tree has a lot of fruit on it which is great. In the past 3 days the branches are bending down. Today, they are almost touching the ground. What's happening?

Answer: A heavy crop of heavy fruit will weigh the branches down - sometimes to the point of breaking. It's always best to thin the fruits when they are beginning to form but you can do it now. Thin by removing enough to space fruits six-to-eight inches apart. I would thin some of the fruits now, before their weight breaks the branches on your tree.

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