Why won't our peaches grow large enough to harvest?

Although our peach tree develops loads of little green fruit each year, none of the peaches ever grows large enough to harvest. The tree gets plenty of sunshine. What's wrong?
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

Too much fruit can spoil the harvest. Small fruits will mature and ripen, but their diminutive size makes for poor-quality fruit. What your peach tree probably needs is a thorough thinning. As soon as the green peaches reach about an inch in diameter, selectively thin by pinching some of them from the branches. Leave the largest, healthiest-looking fruits to ripen, spaced about 6 inches apart. Your reward will be bigger fruit. Also, relieved of an overload of fruit, your peach tree's limbs are less likely to break.


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