Peach Leaf Curl
Peach leaf curl is caused by air borne fungal spores which land on buds of peach trees to infest newly-emerging leaves in early spring. The fungus feeds on the young leaves and affects their development so that the leaves become severely distorted with crumpled and thickened, often red patches on the leaf surface. A white bloom of fungal spores also appears on affected leaves. The smaller leaf size makes them less efficient at making food which will affect the health and yield of the tree. Product solution: Spray peach trees with the copper based fungicide Fruit and Vegetable Disease Control.