Ask Burton: This week, a question of Fruit Tree spraying Q: Last year, my peaches all had worms inside – I didn’t get very much fruit. How do I stop this from happening again this year?

A: It’s time to spray. For the best results, most fruit trees should be sprayed at specific times of year to prevent many of the issues common to them. Ideally, spray before the buds open, after petal drop (the petals fall off the pollinated blooms and the fruit’s ‘set’), and periodically throughout the time the fruit develops to maturity.

You have likely missed the earliest spray by now, but do start in with the spray schedule as soon as the petals drop off the beginning fruit. Click here for our Fruit Tree Spray Schedule.