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    Default Peaches - in tropical Essex!

    The Peach Tree in the back garden has excelled itself this year, after a measly four fruit last year - I got one, thanks to the Wasps. This is this year's haul - well, the ones I can reach without getting on the Garage roof! The £1 coin is for comparison.
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    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

    They look amazing!

    I have recently been toying with the idea of a fig tree in the garden... now I'm tempted by peach too!

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    I'm looking forward to my glut of one peach this year.................
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    Well! Mr.G has just called in to get some lunch, so he shinned up the ladder to get the Peaches above the Garage roof - another TEN!

    Bumper harvest - more than made up for last year, I reckon. Just scoffed one, too - deeeelish, and I'm covered in juice now - not a wise idea before an afternoon's gardening, so I'm off for a wash!
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    nice!
    i planted a peach tree last year .... then a couple of months ago all the leaves curled and half have died .... looks like blight, not sure if it's killed the tree .... i should have sprayed it with bordeax mixture from january ....

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    @Farmer Gyles: It wil be peach leaf curl, Give it a spray with copper fungicide or bordeaux mix, it will be fine probably , you need to spray them to stop it , it nearly always happens

    I have trees in Bulgaria that have never been sprayed, some look really bad keep loosing leaves but still fruit and keep growing , Ive sprayed some near the house and they are fine

    My best UK tree lost all its leaves this year, and many small branches as I didnt bother spraying, now its fine again loads of new growth and perfect leaves, a few fruit , I keep planning on spraying it....I havent so it will probably loose its leaves again
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    Quote Originally Posted by starloc View Post
    @Farmer Gyles: It wil be peach leaf curl, Give it a spray with copper fungicide or bordeaux mix, it will be fine probably , you need to spray them to stop it , it nearly always happens
    wish i'd known that last year when i planted it - i'd have looked after it! maybe ....

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    This had leaf curl earlier in the year, so I kind of ignored it, thinking it wouldn't fruit. How wrong was I?
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