WHY DOES MY PEACH TREE PRODUCE SMALL FRUIT AND BEAR LITTLE BLACK SPOTS ON THE OUTER SKIN?
I RECENTLY MOVED INTO A HOUSE THAT HAS A PEACH TREE. IT BEARS A LOT OF LITTLE PEACHES BUT THEY HAVE LITTLE BLACK SPOTS ON THE SKIN LAYER OF THE PEACH ONLY. IT DOES NOT PENETRATE THRU TO THE MEAT OF THE FRUIT. THE ARE SWEET AND THE SIZE OF A LARGE APRICOT. WHAT CAN I DO ORGANICALLY TO TREAT THIS SO I AM ABLE TO PRODUCE PERHAPS LARGER AND HEALTHIER FRUIT
Submitted by kannfish

Hi, Without seeing a sample of your peach I can't be sure of what's happening because there are several maladies that can cause small spots on dwarfed fruit. You also don't mention if the foliage has any spots or shows any yellowing. That can often help identify the problem. Some of the ailments that come to mind include Scab, Shot-Hole Fungus or Bacterial Leaf Spot.  I would take a sample of the fruit AND foliage to your local garden center or extension service to get an up-close examination. Sorry I can't help more, but I don't have enough information here to go on.

Answered by doug.jimerson
Community Answers (2)

Sorry for the lack of info. I only had 500 characters. Don't have samples are pics. because its fall/spring now. Was attempting to get assistance with this years crop. I guess I can google what a scab,shot-hole fungus etc... is and perhaps make an informed diagnosis on my own. Leaves are fine, tree is fine. Tree has beautiful blooms right now. Thousands, looks like it will produce a lot this year as well. Will keep searching for an answer. TKS
Submitted by kannfish