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Peach tree leaves dying

alexgracelbalexgracelb Posts: 3
edited July 2019 in Fruit & veg
HELP! The leaves of our peach tree (7ft tall sapling, grown indoors) are turning brown at the edges. Also a few have holes in them and look slightly withered. What is wrong with our tree and how do we cure it? Beginner tree parents (couple) - first co-ownership of an organism. V important. Tree's name is Penelope (Peregrine Peach) and we love her very much. Have been watering when topsoil feels dry, and using multipurpose fertiliser (nitro rich). 


  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,741
    Penelope’s holey spots are caused by a fungus called Coryneum blight. Not sure what the brown edges are. Could be many things.

    Essentially, Penelope is a girl who should be sunbathing in California. Sitting behind lace curtains in Penge is just not her idea of fun.

    She is pining for light, warmth, the wind in her hair and sunshine.

    You can google Coryneum blight if you like.

    It’s not happy bedtime reading.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • Well she's in rather sunny riverside Wapping with open curtains. But we'll put her outside on the balcony on very warm sunny days and maybe invest in a lamp. Thank you! If anyone has any more ideas about the brown edges would be very much appreciated as they're definitely the most prevalent issue at the moment.
  • floraliesfloralies Posts: 2,589
    Peach trees that are grown for containers are grown on a dwarf rootstock, yours looks as if it is on semi vigorous one not suitable for container growing. Your tree is too tall for the pot it is in and would love to be freed from the cane it is tied to.
  • Thank you!! We will get a much larger pot and free her. Any suggestions for the kind of soil she'd like? Have put her under the skylight 
  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,741
    John Innes Number Three.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
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