Month to Month Care for Peaches
Month of January Peach - Spray program – If you get a warm spell, this month is the time to spray all fruit trees with dormant oil or all season horticultural oil (2.5 ounces per gallon of water) to smother eggs of pest insects over-wintering on the bark of the tree. Spray entire tree. Do not spray when the temperatures are below 40°F.
Optional – If leaf curl disease was a problem last year, you can prevent it by spraying a copper-based fungicide on the peach tree before the buds swell.
Month of April
Month of May
Month of June
Month of July
Month of August Peaches – All fruit should be picked before becoming over-ripe. Also no fruit should be allowed to remain on the trees after ripening. This helps to reduce many disease and insect problems.
Month of September
Month of October Rodent and Rabbit Protection – If you live in an area expecting snow cover during the winter, then surround the base of the apple trees with a one foot wide band of hardware cloth will keep mice, voles, and rabbits from eating the bark off the tree and possibly killing it.
Month of November
Month of December