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Re: [nafex] Brown-rot resistant peaches

I'm not against spraying, but I just don't enjoy it.  This is a hobby for me
(an intensive hobby), and it's just my preference that if I have to spray
it, I don't grow it.  Same goes for thinning, usually.  I grow about 30
species of fruits, nuts, and berries, so if I can't grow peaches, no big

BUT if there IS a peach which I can grow with no spraying and without much
brown rot, I want to know about it.  That's part of the fun, finding just
the right cultivars out of the thousands extant.

Hungrytown, Virginia, Zone 7

>From: "Doreen Howard" <doreenh@ticon.net>
>To: <nafex@egroups.com>
>Subject: Re: [nafex] Brown-rot resistant peaches
>Date: Sat, Jan 20, 2001, 6:16 PM

>Instead of limiting your variety choices in peaches and nectarine, is it
>possible for you to spray trees 2 to 3 during the growing season?  If so, I
>strongly recommend a dormant spray with neem seed oil, another spray with it
>a blossom fall and third spray when peaches are thinned. You can skip the
>3rd spraying if the weather is not consistently rainy.  Neem seed oil, in my
>experience, takes care of everything--brown rot, blights and many bugs.
>And, the oil is not toxic.  Just my 2 cents.
>Doreen Howard
>Zone 4b, Wisconsin
>-----Original Message-----
>From: David A. Consolvo <fruitopia@FIRSTVA.COM>
>To: nafex@egroups.com <nafex@egroups.com>
>Date: Saturday, January 20, 2001 5:12 PM
>Subject: [nafex] Brown-rot resistant peaches
>>I've grown out some healthy peach seedlings for spring grafting.  I don't
>>spray anything, and brown rot is by far my worst peach problem.  Anyone
>>suggestions for brown-rot resistant peach or nectarine varieties I can put
>>on my seedlings?
>>None of the following proved resistant to brown rot:
>>- Mericrest nectarine
>>- Redskin peach
>>- Indian Blood peach
>>- Heath Cling peach
>>- Oldmixon Free peach
>>- Legend peach
>>- October peach
>>- "Burford Early" peach
>>- New Haven peach --- This was the only variety which even showed much
>>tolerance to brown rot
>>- Red Gold Nectarine
>>- June Gold peach --- One year brown rot-free when everything else got it,
>>probably because it is so early
>>- Carolina Red peach
>>- Pocahontas nectarine
>>Varieties recently planted because I read rumors of brown rot
>>- Harrow Diamond peach
>>- Madison peach
>>- Harcrest peach
>>- Elberta peach
>>David Consolvo
>>Hungrytown, Virginia, Zone 7