I sprayed my peach with a high concentration of copper the tree didn’t flower and barely had a leaf on it.

I was spraying my apricot tree with a strong mix of copper spray after pruning and thought I’d use the same concentration on my peach tree tree and last season it did not flower or leaf except one little branch do you think the copper has affected the peach tree? Is it worth pruning hard or just get another peach tree


23 July 2021 10:51 AM

Hi William, 

Thank you for contacting Yates.

Not sure what type of copper spray was used, but both our Yates liquid copper and Leaf curl copper fungicide is suitable for peach trees. I would suggest prune hard in winter and feed during budswell with

'Yates Thrive Natural Citrus & Fruit Organic Based Pelletised Plant Food' as a complete, soil-conditioning fertiliser for richer, juicier and more abundant fruit and healthy plant growth. Click here for more info on this product: https://www.yates.com.au/product/garden-fertilisers/organic-based/yates-thrive-natural-citrus-fruit-organic-based-pelletised-plant-food

Hope this helps and happy gardening. 


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