Peach tree fruits - Knowledgebase Question

east brunswick, Ne
Question by arzaidi2002
June 30, 2010
I planted a peach tree last year and it started blooming this year.It has peaches about 1 inch size since April but the size of these peaches remains the same. Now the fruit is deteriorating with black spots. The tree is growing good and looks healthy. what is the reason for unhealthy fruit which has not grown in size.

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010


If the flowers were not pollinated your tree will begin to develop fruits but since they are not perfect and not capable of maturing, the tree will usually drop them before they are about an inch in diameter. If the fruits are remaining on the tree, your peach tree just is too young to know it is supposed to drop the immature fruit. Now that the fruit is beginning to decay you should remove it from the tree. If your tree is self pollinating it will flower and set fruits next spring. If it is not self-fertile you'll need a second variety of peach tree in order for it to set fruits.

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