Any ideas on putting a cover over wall trained peach and cherry to stop leaf curl?
iv had plastic draped over them since February but it's soo windy the plastic has ripped so wondered if there was something else I could try.
Verdun I had the plastic battened on the top but it is securing the bottom which is a problem. I secured the bottom by digging a trench and burying the bottom in it,but the high winds we had yesterday ripped it across just above the trench.
I was under the impression you had to cover the tree about February before the leaves emerged and uncover later on when the leaves are older and tougher.
you don't see peach leaf curl straight away but it happens when the leaves are new.
i don't mind being corrected on this if I am wrong.
Just in case anyone is thinking of getting a Peach tree, Avalon Pride show excellent resistance to peach leaf curl. I only have to remove a dozen or so leaves each year and it produces excellently flavoured, very juicy, 'shop-size' peaches.