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bigwig
Laurieton NSW
Australia

October 9, 2006
10:57 PM

Post #2801436

I have a newly planted peach tree leaves are small and go yellow and fall off, plant was potted up not bare rooted. any ideas ?
tulloch52
bundaberg
Australia

October 11, 2006
4:27 AM

Post #2806056

Dear Bigwig,
You say the peach was was "potted" up does that mean you are growing it in a pot?. I have Peach-Peachcott-Dwarf Peach all growing in the ground successfully. I tried a couple of fruit trees in pots but they just sat there dormant for a couple of years and when planted in ground improved out of sight. I am in sub-tropical climate here. where is your town/city in NSW>? My theory is you cannot add mulch manure etc to pots like the ground area. All the best (Bazza)
bigwig
Laurieton NSW
Australia

October 13, 2006
9:29 PM

Post #2814550

Dear tulloch52 I meant that the tree when bought was potted up, not bare rooted, I planted the tree in the winter and blossom came okay put since the tree is very stunted in growth the leaves are very small and turning yellow and falling off I have a nectareen tree close by which is doing just great I live in the mind north coast area of NSW .Thanks
tulloch52
bundaberg
Australia

October 15, 2006
2:43 AM

Post #2818097

Dear Bigwig,
How long has the peach been in the ground? You say it has given blossom boy when that happens to any of my fruit trees i feel i am on the way to winning the grand final! It sure looks like it has progressed very well and the yellowing leaves is a minor set back. When that occurs it is usually saying "Feed Me". Meaning a "dose" of pick me up like "Trace Elements"(which i have never used) I use my own brew of liquid horse manure which i just shovel two big shovels of manure in a old black rubbish bin then fill with water and after a couple of days 1/4 bucket of the mix topped up with water. The vege's love it too. But either the liquid Thrive or Seasol should help rectify the yellowing leaves. All the best . Bazza.
bigwig
Laurieton NSW
Australia

October 16, 2006
10:01 PM

Post #2823025

Dear tulloch52 , The peach tree was planted in August this year so it is the first year I have tried feeding with sea weed extract but will try as you suggest some thrive thanks for the reply bigwig

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