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402 346 9686 starts with ...
How big do the sunshne beauty's get when fully grown.
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Daleys Fruit Tree Nursery says...
Hi Omaha, The Sunset Backyard Beauty id a beautiful little tree that grows to about 1- 1.5m tall, is this the one you mean?
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sandy31 says...
hi all, i am in sydney west NSW and gets 500 hours of chill
I have Super Dwarf Sunset Peach ™-Red Leaf Peach and in in ground from last 5 Years. Its in full sun Very healthy, vigorous and growing good. It get plenty of water when required and i feed it every month a small handful of quality fruit fertilizer.
As mention in Tips on your web site , i always do that too..

Tips and tricks for growing Super Dwarf Sunset Peach.

Pull or strip leaves off trees around the third week in May to early June to promote dormancy and strong flower bud development for large fruit and then apply a good Copper fungicide (Not Copper Sulphate as this will cause damage to bark and buds).This application is for the control of Curly Leaf fungal disease. Apply Copper once more in 2 weeks, 3 weeks in colder climates.



Every year when it broke dormancy it smothers in beautiful pink doubble blossom , how ever never had a decent fruit set. All i get is Max 2 peaches a year.
This is year i only got 2 Peaches, they both are VERY BIG and exceptional quality ( pic Attached, egg is for size ref )
My garden is Bee friendly and has many bee attracting plants and shrubs. Also fruit trees next to it ( Gulf gold Plum and Angel low chill peach ) they all get a heavy fruit set. so i am not concerned about pollination or pollinators.



I do administer Winter dormancy spray ,when tree is dormant, with LIME SULFUR once every year but only when its dormant and not when in bud break or bloom.

can you please advise why i may have a poor fruit set despite plethora of blooms ?
If this continues then i may have to pull out the tree and try something else as 2 peaches a year doesn't worth the effort for whole year
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4th December 2017 2:48pm
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Fruitylicious1 says...
Hi Sandy,
So far you have covered all the basic stuff already like chill requirement, cross pollination, pollinators and defoliation timing.
So there is a few more things to consider. I might also eliminate extreme weather conditions on or before flowering times (heat and frost). I will also discard over pruning coz your tree is dwarf. It needs only very minimal pruning. Let's start with over fertilizing. If the surrounding soil is too rich especially with nitrogen plants will put on a lot of growth at the expense of flowering and fruit set. Sometimes we unintentionally do it by fertilizing other plants and the lawn near the fruit tree thus it's leaching within the fruit trees drip line and canopy. Next is micro nutrient deficiency (iron, manganese, boron, molybdenum, copper and zinc). Those micro nutrients also helps fruit set. If you really want to get to the bottom of it have your soil analyze. Another is timely application of potassium which also help with fruit set
Well, if you have done all your due diligence and still didn't worked you might have purchased a dud fruit tree. It's like buying a lemon car. No matter how you fix it still doesn't perform according to its specs. For that matter I will leave the onus to you whether you want to keep it or not. If I were you I might also try this out of desperation. Prune it hard see how it reacts next season. Some plants needs a rude awakening before they start to bear fruit. What you've got to lose anyway, isn't it?

Happy Gardening :-)
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Original Post was last edited: 6th December 2017 3:54pm
sandy31 says...
Fruitylicious1,
I think i will give a go with some points u mentioned in ur post...

If its still turns out to be a dud... then it has to go

Thanks
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