Peach Leaf Curl

Monica Anderson asked 9 years ago

I have a new Peach Tree in my garden that is suffering from “The Curl” I have read up about it on Gardners World Website but all treatments both natural and chemical are for Jan/Feb. Is there anything I can do now apart from removing the leaves and burning them?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 2 years ago
Peach trees and the related decorative almond both suffer badly from peach leaf curl in this damp climate.

Cool damp summers encourage peach leaf curl and adversely affect ripening so that peach is really a greenhouse crop in Ireland, or at best a wall-trained tree.

You can spray with copper-based sprays now to reduce the spread of infection but spraying is not really a practical remedy.

Removing leaves can help but this too reduces the tree’s vigour.

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