Question: My peaches’ leaves are badly deformed, enough so that I can’t really tell that they’re peach leaves. It’s happened other springs, and it never really seems to hurt the tree. Is it something I should worry about?

Answer: That’s peach leaf curl, a disease that over-winters on the dormant buds. It won’t harm the fruit quality, nor does it seem to shorten the trees’ life expectancies. However, spraying with a labeled fungicide soon after all the leaves drop in the fall should lessen its impact.

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