peach rot - Knowledgebase Question

westwood, Ma
Question by greekanto
May 8, 2010
Last year on our peach tree there was peach rot on the bottom of a lot of peaches as well as bugs inside. Don't like the pesticides so did not spray. Is there any way of preventing this rot and bugs as well. Thank you. Last year we removed and threw away all the fruit thinking it might come back this year.

Answer from NGA
May 8, 2010


There's really no way to grow peaches without some preventative sprays. It's just a fact of nature that fruit trees need preventative sprays. There are some low-spray programs that are generally accepted by organic growers, but they still involve the use of some fungicides and some pesticides. Here's a website with some suggestions for least-toxic spray programs for peaches:

Hope you find it helpful.

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