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?
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.