Can someone explain when to spray fruit trees to ensure a good disease free yield (apples, peaches cherries and plums in my orchard) My plums fall off before they are close to being ripe, peaches sometimes fall off too...apples should yield this year with cherries.
I have 30 or so mature apple trees at my place upstate. Last year I missed the blossoms, but I had virtually no apples; less than a dozen on 2 trees. A neighbor, who also has a bunch, said it was due to a late frost. Is that accurate?
Frank, there is no easy answer to your question. How old are your trees? Are they showing any signs of disease? How big are the fruits when they fall off? Do you water? Are they getting enough sun? What are you spraying with now? What varieties of each do you have? There are different diseases that need sprayed at different times with different sprays.