Peach Leaf Curl is a common disease of peaches and nectarines. This video is intended to show what the disease looks like, how it spreads and the impact of the disease on the tree. This video does not discuss how to treat peach leaf curl.
Inspecting your fruit tree for this disease takes a few minutes. While you can not do anything about the disease after the tree is infected, it’s important to make a note so in late fall, when you can treat the trees, you know it had PLC.
While you are at it, look for the fruit set on your peaches, pears, plums and apples. We had an exceptional spring and there is far more fruit on the trees than the trees can carry. Watch video below to learn why fruit thinning improves the quality of your fruit and how to do it.