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Looks like my newly planted patio peach both have severe leaf curl. Both were supplied bare rooted. 

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  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,422
    If you've only just recently bought them they would have already been infected.  https://www.rhs.org.uk/disease/peach-leaf-curl . Contact the supplier with your pictures. They shouldn't be sending out infected plants.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • IgrowfromseedIgrowfromseed Posts: 284
    JennyJ said:
    If you've only just recently bought them they would have already been infected.  https://www.rhs.org.uk/disease/peach-leaf-curl . Contact the supplier with your pictures. They shouldn't be sending out infected plants.
    Thanks Jenny. That’s what I was thinking. 
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,422
    I hope you get a satisfactory outcome.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
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  • My peach trees have perked up. Still the occasional leaf curl which I remove before it can release any spores. Is it common for the leaf curl to still affect the second crop of leaves in the summer?
  • Peach leaf curl will affect any leaves. The infection is rain carried so you need to keep rain off the leaves. Draping fleece or muslin over the trees can help. Growing under cover is also a help. leaf curl will eventually kill the tree.
  • Hi my reading suggests you need to keep water off leaves November till May. Just asking if you can still expect minor leaf curl during May to October even if you don’t shelter the tree?
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