How should fruit of peach trees be thinned?
Thin by hand, one peach every 6 to 8 inches, four to six weeks after bloom. Start with the earlier maturing varieties first. 15. Q: My entire peach crop was destroyed by the many hard freezes we had this winter in Oklahoma. What should I do different in maintaining the trees this year without a peach crop? A: You are not alone in this disaster of a fruit crop year. Few if any peaches will be harvested in the whole state of Texas this year. Hopefully you have gone to a split fertilizer application system, ie. apply your fertilizer in two or three applications over the growing season. If this is the case then do not apply the next applications. Also if you have not applied any fertilizer, do not apply any. Wait and see what kind of growth the trees make. If they take off and grow vigorously, then there will be no need to fertilize them. They should make 12 to 18 to 24 inches of growth a year. If it looks like the trees are weak in May or June, a small amount of fertilizer could be applie