Nectarines

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Yummy

Nectarines

For the first year we have loads of little nectarines on our tree....but the leaves have peach leaf curl will it make any difference? Are they likely to all fall off at the last minute ?? HELP !!

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sandra

Nectarines

Sorry but yes they are likely to drop.
Bordeaux Mixture next year Jan. / Feb.. Not exactly PC but does the job and has been used for years.

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sandra

Nectarines

Should have added tree now stressed, remove fruit and give it a good feed.

Just what you wanted to hear ! Sorry !!!!!

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Biggles !

Nectarines

Hi Yummy, afraid I know nothing of nectarines but we still have dozens of peach trees here. We now ignore the peach leaf curl, weather agin us this year and we didn't get around to spraying. However, despite the peach leaf curl the peaches are always fine. What we must do very soon is remove many of the small peaches to make for larger fruits. We have both white and yellow peaches. Also the vines tend to acquire some kind of leaf problem which I see on many vines around and this does not detract from the grapes either.

If I remove leaves affected with the curl from the trees, the leaves go for burning; Peach leaf curl seems to be endemic in these parts. We did buy 'organic' bordeaux mix last year as the neighbours insisted we would get blight on the tatties if we did not spray. If you don't want to use chems etc. of any kind you could try placing cut nettles in some water and leave for 10 days or so until it really stinks, then use a dilute solution to spray. Tis considered to be the miracle cure round here, not yet used by me I hasten to add :0)

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Yummy

Nectarines - Thanks

For your replies, think I will go with Biggs suggestion in the first instance of the nettles as there are plenty down the farmer's track... nothing ventured nothing gained. Actually it did seem to be a bit better when I gave it a good "puddling" round the base of the tree. It has chucked it down here today so won't need to do it later that's for sure !!

 
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