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Hi everyone I have a trixzies peach and a trixzie nectarine tree both are two years old in the ground. The peach tree has fruited both years. The nectarine tree did not fruit the first year, but has flowered(20)but not fruited this year. Both the trees are at the side of the house, which gets 6-8 hours of sun a day and 4 meters apart. The nectarine tree may recieve less due to the front fence (see picture). Would I need to move the nectarine tree to get more sun light or do I need another nectarine tree to help with polination?
Thank for any suggestions and answers in advance. Thanks David.
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John says...
They look healthy enough, my trixie and pixzee need a lot of chill to fruit and thus only fruit every couple of years.
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david says...
Thanks John for your answer! do you know how long the chilling time you need for the nectarine pixzee tree. do you have another nectarine tree to pollanate them or are they self fertile.
thanks again David.
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Anonymous says...
They are both self fertile, and 600 hours should be enough.
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Ivan says...
Hi Guys ,really glad i found this site as i was actually googling care instructions/tips on growing "trixie" trees,as an avid veggie grower and like to think quite knowledgeable on nutients,conditions ,pests and diseases,This has me baffled! i've had the tree for 4yrs now and never had a piece of fruit fully develop,sometimes they would just fall off,othertimes,they would grow to a size and just stop growing.. I kept having faith and couldnt rip it out ,and fed well the first couple of yrs and when i got nothing just stopped feeding it ,this yr at wits end i fed again and a additional good dose of Potash now its fruiting and i'm hoping..Can anyone enlighten me on where i'm going wrong.
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John says...
My trixzee had fruit about that size til last week when most was ripped off by crows. The fruit was hard like a bullet but they still ripped it off.

The leaves etc look OK, so try Searles "kickalong" organic food for fruit trees.
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david says...
Does anyone know how long it takes the trixzees fruit to ripen and what month it will be.
Thanks for your help.
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John says...
about "mid season" according to flemings, when this actually is apparenlty is classified info, but mine come in about januray in Perth.
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david says...
Hi Ivan how are your trixzees going at the moment. I have 3 but they seem small to last year any sugestions on what to do anyone ? is it to late to thin it down to 2?
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John says...
Mine have fruited this week (pixzee)
and the nectazee looks to be about 2 weeks off.
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david says...
Hi everyone just a quick question do you need to prune the NECTAZEE (nectarine) tree i have been told you do not have too.
could this be why my nectazee tree has not fruited thankyou for your answers.David
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John says...
I pinch out the millions of side shoots that grow to keep the branches stronger
and more defined.

That way you get less numbers of shoots but longer and sexier laterals that can hold a crop.

I got 6 nectos and 2 peaches from my tree in a pot this year.
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david says...
Hi John.
How old is you plant and how big is it. Can you post a picture of it on the web site.
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John says...
Heres is one I already have.

Will take another if its not clear enough.
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david says...
Thanks John. How old is it? When did you plant it. how big is it? would it be about 60cm in height and about 60cm round.
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John says...
The head is about 450mm sqaure.

I keep the main branches going side shoots.

2 years old.
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david says...
Thanks John. When is a good time to prune the plants?
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John says...
I am summer pruning ie pinching out
all the side branches fortnightly.

That way winter pruning is essentially nil.
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david says...
upon inspection of fruit today. there was a lot of ants eating fruit in about 3 or 4 holes one about the size of a fifty cent piece and 3mm deep and the others about five cent and ten cent in size. I think they were eating the sugar in the fruit.
i had a real close look in the leafs i found a CRICKET could the CRICKET be eating the fruit and then the ants eating the sugar
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Anonymous says...
yes the cricket was actually an inland katydid which bore holes in.

Was it green?
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Isabella says...
Don't know if you guys kept up this forum past 7 January, but I have two peaches and two nectarines. Had them six years. One year got huge full size peaches but have never had a full size nectarine and mostly they just don't have fruit at all. They do need hard chill, not just cold nights, for many hours and I sure had that in Canberra. Now I have moved to even higher altitude and the leaves on two trees are faded and speckled. Any idea what this might be?

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Jon says...
I've just bought a trixie nectarine tree. Do these trees fruit well or are they a scam?

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david says...
Hi jon i have a peach trixie and it fruited first year in ground (1 fruit) 2nd year in ground (3 fruit) (very nice fruiting taste)
But my trixie nectarine tree has not. The first year in the ground it got 3 flowers but no fruit but the 2nd yaer in the ground it got 20 flowers but no fruit
i do not know if i need another nectarine tree to fertalize it ( the tag said self fertile) or were i have planted it may not get enough chilling hour (DO THEY NEED ANY CHILLING HOURS)
i have to wait untill next year to see what happens. fingers crossed:)
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au0rey says...
Hi all...I just bought a pixee peach from flemings...sounds so good on the label but doesnt sound very promising here on the forum...

I have it planted into a 40L pot instead of the ground. Any idea if I should prune it at all right after planting...

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Jason says...
I am quietly optermistic with my nectazee. This will be its 3d year this summer. 1st Year plenty of flowers, 2nd year plenty of flowers then small fruit.

Having said that, I'm hedging my bets with a Fantasia Nectarine (full size) of similar age.

I'll report back during fruiting to see which one is worth while.
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John I. says...
Hi All,
I have a pixee peach and pixiee nectarine, both have been in the ground for about 6 years. They are now 2 meters high, and have produced fruit from about the first year they were in the ground. They are both in a shaded position next to a fence, and while the fruit is nice its not as sweet as it could be. Now that they are above the fence line they should get plenty of sun so hopefully will be sweeter. The nectarine in particular produces a lot of fruit. The season before last year I lost one of the main branches it was so heavy with fruit.
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John I. says...
Now that I think of it they are closer to 7 or 8 years old and fruited after about 2 years in the ground.
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au0rey says...
good to hear some positive things about the pixee peach and nectazee...

so can anyone advise me if I should prune it at this time right after potting?

do you guys spray your trees with white oil or fungicide against pests and leaf curl?

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Jason says...
I havnt pruned mine yet.
As for pesticides or fungacides, I havnt had problems with either so again, no bother yet.
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John I. says...
Hi Au0rey,

The two main issues I have with mine are firstly leaf curl and secondly ants. Last year I didn't get on top of the leaf curl early enough and I lost about 70% of the leaves. They grew back but it clearly effected fruit production.

As to prunning it that's up to you. Unless you want to shape the tree (for example into a vase shape) I wouldn't bother at this point. You can always trim it at a later time. I trim mine in autumn and only take off branches that stick out past my garden bed.
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Jimmy says...
Spray at budswell with a copper fungicide, to beat the curl.
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au0rey says...
Thanks guys for your helpful advice!
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John I. says...
For those of you in Melbourne, you may want to consider spraying for leaf curl soon. My peach and nectarine are about to flower.
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Ogre says...
I also have the Pixzee peach which was given to me when my son was born 6 years ago. It has fruited consistently for the past 4 years and produces a great crop of full sized, tasty fruit. It's in full sun in th eground and the only care it gets rall is a spray of copper fungicide at leaf fall and bud swell to prevent curly leaf.
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Owen says...
I potted a new Pixzee last month. It was in flower when purchased from the nursery, and is now covered in fruit. I cut off at least 20 fruit as the tree is way to small/young to support it. I have left about 10 or so on. Should I knock these off too for the benefit of future year production?
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Its probably a good idea Owen - but at leave one or two as a teaser for the years to come :)

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Owen says...
Thanks Rich. I have removed exactly 50 fruit. Still have about 20 on the tree, and new ones coming through. Do you think it will eventually drop the fruit on it's own accord, or should I continue to be ruthless. Will probably thin it down to 5 in the coming days.
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GreenFingers says...
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Glad I found this forum as I am having a nasty time with my Trixzies Nectarine. I currently have a tree full of fruit, a bit bigger than a five cent piece, but every day I am seing more and more fruit with bites in them. It looks like it was done with something with teeth, and many are eaten right down to the seed. I have noticed ants on the tree but left them as I didn't think they would eat the fruit. I have also recently noticed snail trails on some leaves and small branches. Would snail damage to fruit make it look like they had teeth? I have been using a net the past week (folded over a few times to make the holes smaller) but I have still seen fresh damage the next morning. This is my first year of fruit and I'd hate to lose them all so soon...Please help!!
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Just went outside to take a snap of the damage. Hope it comes out clear!
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Hi GreenFingers...mice? It looks like your plant is in a pot? Maybe try moving it inside for a few nights and see if it still gets bitten (if it does then u know the culprit is living in the soil)..or set a mouse trap...?
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Thanks for that suggestion. This morning I found a snail sleeping in the pot - he must have got through the net but then couldn't get back out. Snails seem to be the culprit, there's snail trails all over the leaves, but I didn't know they climbed (wrong term, I know!) the tree to eat the fruit. Do snails do that?
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Sharma says...
Hi,
I had transfered a 2 feet high nectarine tree to the ground 2 months ago initially the leaves were looking good when transplanted but now all the leaves have fallen down and even the stem looks dried up ....any body know the reason and what should i do to save the plant???
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Jimmy says...
is the soil wet?
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Sharma says...
Hi Jimmy,
Yeah the soil seem to be wet a s i have applied a thick mulch over it and off lately have been watering it thinking the tree is drying becoz of dry melbourne season...... but the other nectarine tree 2 meters apart which was there since 5 years in ground is doing fine.
Yesterday i had applied seasol to the tree.
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Jimmy says...
Sometimes overwatering actually makes them wilt due to a lack of oxygen in the soil.
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Steve R says...
My Nectazee is about 4 years old and has always produced normal smooth skined fruit. This year all of the fruit on the tree is fuzzy like a peach. Does anyone know what's going on?
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david says...
Hi everyone I have just picked my pixees tonight and i am getting CRICKETS eating my fruit again this year they seem to be getting in before i pick them when ripe does anyone know how to kill or get rid of these pest can someone give me any suggestions on how to stop them
thanks for your help !!
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au0rey says...
Hi David, my pixzee has produced a good number of peaches on its crowded branches but my good doggy has picked all of them except four left. Now i am hoping these four will grow and ripen for me to have a bite.

I have netted the tree...since it is dwarf, it should be easy to do that...not sure if holes are big enough for crickets...maybe try net with fine holes?
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Yes, snails do that damage. It diectly gnaws the nectarine fruit.
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ej says...
Hi guys quick question, I had two trixie peaches planted in a sunny north facing area and they started to flower in August, but now they seem dead? brown stems etc..... even the bud swell is brown - no leaves yet but my other full sized nectarines are blooming. what seems to have caused this, it has only been in the ground since April 2010?
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au0rey says...
Hi ej, so sorry I cant think of any reason why this happen to them except that if they have been stricken with some disease? If the nectarines are growing well then it shouldnt be the soil problem.

I have a question. I have sprayed my two peach trees with lime sulphur in winter (once) but they still are having peach curl on leaves esp the young leaves. I am pinching out as many leaves as I could but for some areas, it means pinching the whole growing tips. Is that safe for the trees? I hope not to kill them by pinching them when they are not growing actively. Thanks!
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au0rey says...
anyone can help with the peach curl problem? Thanks!
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Jason says...
Don't pinch the tips, once the weather warms up the leaf curl will go away, come December you wont know it was ever there. If you pinch out the tips you just further weaken the tree and the weaker the tree the more leaf curl you get. That's only a very mild case anyway
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John I. says...
Hi Au0rey, I have the same problem with my peach and nectarine. I spray mine with a copper oxychloride fungal spray to keep it under control and reduce the spread.
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Jason says...
It might be worth a mention for future reference that seedling have just that extra better strength and are always more resistant to leaf curl. It also depends on the soil, some soils suit peaches so well you don't get leaf curl in that area. In a town 15km from my garden leaf curl is unheard of but at my garden it's really bad.

I've just given up for the most part and am growing all seedling peaches/necatrines now and have almost no issues with those new trees
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au0rey says...
Thanks for advice! Okay I will not pinch the tips as I was doing it a bit. My garden is very small so we only can grow grafted or dwarf which wont grow too huge and we have clay soil. This 2 year old peach tree was recently transplanted into our garden from a friend's. Making sure it wont die.

Thanks again!
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Thanks for advice! Okay I will not pinch the tips as I was doing it a bit. My garden is very small so we only can grow grafted or dwarf which wont grow too huge and we have clay soil. This 2 year old peach tree was recently transplanted into our garden from a friend's. Making sure it wont die.

Thanks again!
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au0rey says...
John, i did spray lime sulfur in winter but still got it. Last year i used mancozeb and got peach curl but very mild. Can you still spray when it is growing? Already can see tiny peaches.
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John I. says...
It should be fine to spray as long as it has finished flowering (I've already sprayed mine twice).
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Colin E says...
Can any Perth growers (John or Jason) tell me if they are on the coastal plain? I've ordered a Trixzie dwarf nectarine, and am worried it may not receive enough winter chill in Subiaco.
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Jimmy says...
Mine grows fine in belmont.
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Brad says...
Watch where you put it in winter e.g reflected heat from warm walls if you aren't getting enough chill. South side may help
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Jess says...
Colin: I have a trixie peach nectarine (the "dual graft onto same plant" one) in a pot in glendalough - just 10min north of subi. It appears to be growing fine (<10 fruit on each side). In fact I'm thinking I need to thin the fruit, because surely the plant can't support so many fruit...
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Hinchi says...
Hi Guys, Just wondered if someone can help me with this tree? Its a trixie nectarene and peach dual graft tree in one but cant seem to grow any leaves?

Does this tree have leaf curl that I have been reading about? Is it too late to do something about it now? or is there something else that im doing wrong?

Any help would be great. Thanks
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Julie says...
Looks like a bad case of leaf curl to me. I am not aware of any treatment, you have to spray before budburst to prevent it. Maybe another forum member can help?
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amanda says...
I reckon Julie is right - apparently the topical treatments don't work after the leaves are out - because the curl-fungus in then INSIDE the leaf.

Someone mentioned it tends to dissapear after the weather warms up (which has been true with my trees this season) Doesn't mean it has gone away tho' :-(

Make sure u spray it next year Hinchi!
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Hinchi says...
Thanks guys, I only got the tree this year so I just hope it doesnt die! Always next year :(
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au0rey says...
Hi, yes it is peach curl. I doubt it will die but obviously will affect fruit yield for this year...my pixzee was treated in winter but still got some peach curl but other than that the leaves are growing stronger now...yes i think cant spray now esp if you do have peaches growing...is it from Flemings? You may want to write to them as well. They respond to emails.

I remove those badly affected leaves but left good ones to grow and photosynethesize.
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Julie says...
Peaches will recover from leaf curl, but after 2 or 3 years with no treatment it can kill the tree. It takes a lot out of the tree to replace the lost leaves.
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au0rey says...
I see...so I guess good fertilising and proper spraying are important in winter to help it curb future peach curl.
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Hinchi says...
Hi yes it is from Flemmings, I bought it this winter so I havent had it for long and didnt know about leaf curl :( Should i remove the badly curled leaves (most of them are)?

Thanks
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Wazzbat says...
I bought a half Trixee Peach/Nectarine from Tas1 last winter and got flowers on both sides but only 4 fruit off the peach. Didn't really expect any fruit year 1 though.
I also bought a 4 year old Nectazee at the same time from a lady who kept it in a pot. It also produced lots of flowers but no fruit. I thought it might have something to do with it being transplanted? It didn't look like it had been pruned ever.
I stripped all my leaves off all my Nectarine and Peach trees this weekend and gave them all a good cut/tidy up. Hopefully this will encourage good growth and result in lots of fruit?
I also sprayed with a copper oxychloride solution to help prevent leaf curl?
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Wazzbat says...
I had a bit of leaf curl last year but the trees had so many leaves that it didn't seem to affect the them. I just picked the bad leaves as I found them. It's probably a good idea to stay on top of it I'm guessing? Also - make sure you destroy/bin the affected leaves. Apparently leaf curl is contageous so you need to get rid of the bad ones.
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Brad says...
leaf curl often appears pretty harmless at first. and the next year really hurts the tree long term. so yes, definitely spray and keep on top of it.
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Jodi says...
Have a Pixie peach/nectarine in a wine barrel. Bought last Nov when already in fruit from the nursery and was a huge success. Am concerned that I've had no blossom and the plant has gone straight to leaf. Have I missed some important 'care' routine for potted fruit?
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Nancye says...
Hi I have a trixie nectarine & Peach about 5 Years in Large Tubs first couple of years had about a dozen or so Peach's and I think I have only about one nectarine ever. 2 years ago I had to be absent for about a month and came home to find both trees engulfthed with Leaf Curl, so tried to control in late autum with Yates Leaf Curl, then again it happened the next year, and fruit was no good. This year I thought I had succeeded in control they both leafed up clear and peaches all over the place but this week I have found sveral leaves with small patches which I have pulled off but the peahes are now showing colour so I think that it may another sad time. Both the trees looked so lovely and fresh green leaves but the Nectarine is loosing leaves and some look so limp and some yellow does anyone have any advise for me or should I just get rid of them.
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au0rey says...
Nancy, have you changed their potting mix these five years, have you fertilised them?

Leaf curl must treat two times a year in late winter/early spring when buds swell too besides autumn.. Mine got leaf curl and i treated only oncec before it happend. Next autumn and winter I will do a spray each.

Nectarine dropping leaes and yellow.... was its peach curl serious? Seriioius can have leaf drop. Mine is dropping some leaves. Did you check its shoots? when tree weakens, it may get aphids. Mine has lots aphids at the moment. luucky i have the ladybugs coming to rescue.
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david says...
Hi all what does leaf curl do to the tree and fruit if you do not treat it other that make the leafs curl
and also what do the aphids do to the plants or fruit if you do nothing
thanks for your comments
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Nancye says...
Thanks for your input Audrey, No I have'nt changed potting mix have used long life fertilizers other years but this year decided to be a little bit more daring and gave both some blood & bone mixed with some cow manure on surrounds of pots and then later some of the other, since I wrote the leaf curl has been controlled by me removing any leaves I saw but no sgne of fruit on nectarines and although had plenty of blossum on peach am only going to have about 3 or 4 peaches, the first year I had about 10 or 12 so I guess I may have to change the potting mix. The Nectarine I have never seen blossum so I gues that's why I have never had fruit. Thanks again much appreciated. Nancye
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Lis says...
Hi all, I'm in Perth and have recently aquired a small dwarf Trixie Peach which I have potted. I've only had it for a couple of months but in that time it showed significant leaf growth and developed about 7 fruits and seemed incredibly healthy. These fruits grew to a reasonable size and looked and smelled amazing but when it came to eating the first of the crop it was almost completely tastless despite being incredibly juicy. Should I be using a specific fertiliser at certain times of the year? My other query relates to the remaining peaches, I checked on them a week after the first fruit and although they still looked fantastic on the tree, when I went to pick them they were almost partially hollow on one side and slightly rotten despite the outside remaining in tact. I noticed swarms of fruit fly after this and am curious as to whether they caused the damage or were attracted after the fact? I've not grown stone fruit before so any help is appreciated :) Thanks
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Linton says...
White Snow Nectarines from the local asian grocery shop.

More informaton needed......anyone growing these White Snow?

They are about half the size of normal nectarines so I'm thinking that the tree could also be smaller, without going for the common dwarf varieties.

The straw coloured ones in the picture are fully ripe and sweet.
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