• slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
Prevent-Cracking-Fruit-on-Peach-Tree-THUMB.jpg

Prevent Cracking Fruit on Peach Tree

I have a peach tree that produced fruit for the first time.  Is there anything I can do to prevent the cracking of the peaches that occurred during ripening?

Moisture is usually the cause of fruit cracking.   Insufficient or excessive amounts of water during fruit formation and ripening can result in cracked fruit.  We can't change the weather but we can provide a little help.  Mulch the soil around the base of the tree.  A two to three inch layer of woodchips will help keep soil moisture levels more consistent throughout the season.  Water trees during excessively dry periods.  Water thoroughly and only when the top three to four inches of soil begins to dry.  Peaches are hardy in zones 5 through 9 though some zone 4 gardeners have successfully grown Reliance and Redhaven.

Related

Upcoming Webinars & Appearances


Feb. 8, 2023
WEBINAR: 
Indoor Container Garden Design & Display Ideas 
Register now

Feb. 10-12, 2023

PBS Wisconsin
Garden & Landscape EXPO

Madison, Wisconsin

Feb. 15, 2023
WEBINAR: 
10 Tips for Growing Better Dahlias! 
Register now

Feb. 17-19, 2023

NARI Milwaukee Spring Home Improvement Show
West Allis, Wisconsin

Feb. 22, 2023
WEBINAR: 
Grow Beautiful Water Gardens

Register now

March 1, 2023

WEBINAR: 
How and When to Prune Shrubs

Register now

March 4, 2023
Milwaukee Public Libraries
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

March 8, 2023 
WEBINAR:
Grow Your Own Flowers for Bouquets

Register Now

March 11, 2023

Home, Lawn & Garden Day
Bloomington, Illinois

Watch Melinda's past webinars ON DEMAND

Learn More

Book an Appearance

Learn More

Enter to Win this Honey Rose Dahlia Collection with six outstanding dahlias!

ENTER NOW