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    Some advice please. What months are Apricot, Peach and Nectarine trees most susceptible to the Peach Leaf Curl disease?

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    I've had it as early as the first leaves on my outdoor peach tree.
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    I have an Apricot tree planted this year in a container. I'm hoping to get a bare rooted Peach and Nectarine in November and also plant them in containers. My aim is to put all three trees in a pop-up plastic greenhouse to protect them from the winter rains. Would you consider that a good idea?
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    Commercial growers use fungicide at late bud formation, pre bud break so around march/april depending on weather
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    I find it is at its worst when the leaves start to immerge in spring. I did a weekly spray this year of oregano and garlic oil in water and it was really good. I forget the grape that mentioned that tip but it is in a couple of old threads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artisan View Post
    I have an Apricot tree planted this year in a container. I'm hoping to get a bare rooted Peach and Nectarine in November and also plant them in containers. My aim is to put all three trees in a pop-up plastic greenhouse to protect them from the winter rains. Would you consider that a good idea?
    Should work fine - best to try to keep the trees dry from late December through to say May.
    Just a couple observations, though the trees will grow in containers they will do better and grow larger in the ground - eg in some ways its better to plant them out if possible, and then provide some sort of temporary structure with a roof to keep them dry. Secondly be careful of over heating in any sort of greenhouse. Peaches etc are from places with very cold winters, so frost is a good thing for the trees - if they get too hot too early, they will start in to leaf too soon etc. So what you want is a roof to keep the rain off, but open sides so there is no chance of over-heating.

    BTW ripening can also be an issue, especially in our cold summers, so when you get fruit, protecting it from pests and helping it stay warmish can be a problem - another reason why Victorian gardeners had these sort of trees planted against south facing walls.
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    Thank you for the valuable information. What I should have said is the Apricot tree I have is a dwarf variety as will be the two bare rooted trees I hope to buy. The reason that they are in containers is because unfortunately I have no further room to plant directly in the ground. Thanks again.

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    My dwarfs are in pots and are moved in the gh in winter/spring. This year one lot ended up with leaf curl fairly badly hence the oil.

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