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mini fruit trees peach /apricot /nectarine

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grove1234 Thu 13-Aug-20 19:48:28

Advice anyone small garden big ideas .Please and thank you

MiniMoon Thu 13-Aug-20 20:07:28

Well, we have two peach trees in pots. Last year they bore fruit, but were affected by leaf curl.
This year they were really badly affected by leaf curl, only managed a few flowers each and have not produced any fruit.
DH is giving them another year to see what happens, and if he can remedy the leaf curl.

It's not much help, sorry.

Whitewavemark2 Thu 13-Aug-20 20:44:20

They need taking in under cover if you possibly can, about late December Then put out in about May That should prevent leaf curl. Or if you can’t take them in cover with plastic sheeting to stop the rain splash.

Whitewavemark2 Thu 13-Aug-20 20:45:14

grove1234

Advice anyone small garden big ideas .Please and thank you

Have a look at the RHS site, very helpful🙂

MiniMoon Fri 14-Aug-20 00:25:51

They come in to the conservatory in the winter Wwmk2. We keep it frost free, as we have other tender pot plants that over winter there too.

SpringyChicken Fri 14-Aug-20 07:20:56

Read up about cultivation on a specialist grower’s website. E.g Chris Bowers. Lots of information there.

grove1234 Fri 14-Aug-20 16:03:32

Thank all for your helpful advice I will follow it thru .

Daisymae Fri 14-Aug-20 16:15:00

I have a James Grieve apple in a pot, has been there for years. Sometimes get 20 apples but only 3 this year and one is tiny. When my GS was small he had the one huge fruit that year and ate the lot. They can be a bit tart but he was thrilled with the idea of PYO!