Caring for a Peach Plant

If you have an orchard, a garden with fruit trees, or you want to plant some, maybe you already know how to take care of a peach plant; if not, maybe it is time to learn a little about it since it usually suffers from diseases and infestations that can even kill it. However, there are many reasons why both the shoots and the mature trees need special care, so in order to know what kind of help to give it, you must first consider the problem and its possible solutions.

Caring for a Peach Plant
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Basic care

Taking care of a peach plant is not easy, since it requires attention even before planting it, in the soil or pot where you plan to do so, a soil with an unbalanced PH level causes this tree not to absorb essential nutrients, mainly iron, so it will not grow and bear fruit properly. In addition, the branches of this one usually grow in an excessive way, the reason why once mature, it must receive regular prunings; of equal form, it happens with the fertilization, because the necessity of nutrients of the peach is quite ample.

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Care for pests and diseases

If your tree or shoot presents symptoms such as rounded and clogged spots, oxidation on the trunk, dead branches, premature leaf fall or gums, as well as necrotic tissue or bark detachment, and winter chlorosis, it is very likely to suffer the scourge of a pest or fungus. Fortunately, many can be recognized as residues or spots, white or otherwise, on certain parts of the tree. If you don’t know what the cause is, it’s best to look for information at a nursery, along with special products and pesticides to care for a peach plant in these cases.

The same happens with the insects that infect the tree, although to take care of a peach plant of these is different, since it requires garden insecticides for each species, once you recognize the type, in addition, these represent another problem since they usually devour the leaves, fruits, and sap of the peach, deteriorating it quickly and it is not possible to be solved, like in the case of recent fungi, with single pruning the affected zones.

Translated and adapted by Noobuzz staff.

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