Peach Tree Leaf Curl Problem

Answered by Jo Posted in Category Netting & Protection


I have a peach tree in my garden that had been doing well for years, however I cannot get the copper spray I was using anymore. So this year it got peach curl for the first time. I did try a spray from the garden
centre but it didn’t work. What can I use to keep my tree happy and healthy?



Sarah Alden

Dear Sarah

I would recommend VitaxBordeaux Mix.  This is a copper based treatment that is suitable for Peach Leaf Curl.


In order to prevent the disease occurring in the first place, it is a good idea to keep the tree covered
between the leaves falling in Autumn until May with a Peach Fruit Tree Proctector.  This stops the infection taking hold and offers protection against frost as well.

I hope this is helpful. 

Please let me know if I can be of any further help.


Kindest Regards



Jo Blackwell
Kitchen Gardener

Meet the Author: Jo Blackwell
Jo Blackwell

Jo Blackwell is our well-established Horticultural Advisor and the Kitchen Gardener in Stephanie's Victorian style Kitchen Garden. She caught the gardening bug when she bought her first home 21 years ago. Her first greenhouse soon followed and she later gained an allotment.

As well as tending the Harrod Horticultural Gardens, she enjoys maintaining her own vegetable plot at home. She has been a gardener for Harrod Horticultural for over 4 years now and has a wealth of experience in organic vegetable growing, ornamental gardening and in using all Harrod products.


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