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sweetpopcorn
Leander, TX

June 27, 2012
1:38 AM

Post #9182943

Hi everyone
I'd like your help please...

I don't know what is the reason why my peach fruits keep falling, and they are smaller than last year.

My nectarine tree doesnt have any fruit?

The persimmon fruits aare keep falling as well...

If anyone knows what is the reason? please help me.
Also, what should I have to do to prevent it. I live in TX... Thanks.
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 27, 2012
7:04 AM

Post #9183154

Peach trees will often drop some fruit if there are too many for the tree to really support. The fact that the peaches you have are really small and some are falling suggests that the tree produced too many fruit and is getting rid of some. If you want larger fruits, I'd thin the tree yourself earlier in the year next year, that way the peaches that are left can get larger.

For the nectarine--did it bloom this year? No blooms = no fruit. If it bloomed but didn't fruit, I wonder if it needs a second variety around for cross-pollination? That is the case for some fruit trees but I don't know about nectarines specifically.

I don't know enough about persimmons to have any thoughts there, but one other question that comes to mind is whether all of your trees look healthy otherwise. There are cultural & disease issues that could also cause all the issues you mention. My thoughts on the nectarine & the peach hold true if the trees are looking healthy.

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