Real World Gardener Plant Doctor Treats Peach Leaf Curl

August 10th, 2014

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with Steve Falcioni, GM for

Have you ever had this happen to you on some of your stone fruit trees?



proxy?url=http%3A%2F%2F1.bp.blogspot.comWhat I’m talking about is when the new leaves appear in spring, they seem to be infected with something. They look thickened, curled and distorted, pale-green at first, but soon show red or purple colours.

Sometimes the whole leaf shows these symptoms and sometimes it’s only in patches on the leaves.


The disease occurs wherever peaches and nectarines are grown, and if not controlled can seriously weaken trees.

If you don’t treat leaf curl you might end up losing all the leaves on your tree, shoots could also dieback and your peaches, nectarines, apricots and even almonds could drop prematurely-they’ll probably show signs of the disease as well

If you have any questions about Peach Leaf Curl, drop us a line to  to 2RRR P.O. Box 644 Gladesville NSW 1675.

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