disappearing peaches - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by rtaylor012
July 1, 2010
One morning all the peaches disappeared from the tree. Was it the squails or something else? Any suggestions for next year?

Answer from NGA
July 1, 2010
It is normal for peach and other fruit trees to drop some of their fruit in late spring or early summer. It's the tree's way of reducing the number to fruits to an amount the tree can handle to ripen. But this wouldn't account for losing all the peaches. I suppose it's possible that some really windy weather or hail cold knock the developing fruits off the trees. The only other thing I can think of that would take all the fruit off a tree so quickly are bird, animal or human pests.

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