At first glance, you may think that my peaches have been a success this year.
Not so. I kept my little container grown Crimson Leaf Patio Peach Tree in the greenhouse at the start of the year to avoid Peach Leaf Curl. Keeping rain off the tree prevents spores from germinating and I was successful in avoiding this disease. If you remember last year, my peaches suffered from Stone Fruit Pit Split after a deluge of rain. This is where splits appear in the fruit caused by heavy downpours after a hot, dry period. I decided that I'd try keeping the tree in the greenhouse this year to see if I could avoid this but it seems to have hampered the fruit production. The peaches are only the size of a ping pong ball, some even smaller. Actually, they weren't much bigger than this last year either.
I think I may try repotting the tree to see if that helps at all. I don't want to plant it in the ground as it would make covering it to keep the Peach Leaf Curl at bay much more difficult but there may not be any other thing for it if it isn't happy growing in a pot.
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