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Peach leaf curl -- should I just scrap the trees I have?

mxk3 z5b_MI
3 months ago

I have two peach trees -- I think one of them is a July Elberta and the other a Redhaven, but I'm not sure. Anyway, one of them gets peach leaf curl pretty badly, the other one gets it moderately. I'm tired of battling with it, nothing I've tried seems to work, even the copper spray. The trees are only a couple years old, bore moderately last year for their size, not great fruit set this year but will get at least some from both. Wondering if I should just scrap them and start over with peaches that are known to have resistance to peach leaf curl like Indian Free, Avalon Pride, Betty, or Frost. Or will peach leaf curl cause no long-term damage to the trees, just mars them cosmetically - ? so keep what I have. What is your opinion?

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