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New Fruit Tree Winter Care

 
                        
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Hi all, long time lurker who decided to join the conversation here...

I installed two fruit trees this spring and I want to be sure that they make it through their first winter without any tragedies. One is a Asian-American hybrid persimmon 'Nakita's Gift', and the other is a Georgia Peach. They are both about 5-6'. The persimmon decided it would fruit this year so I'm a little more anxious about it putting all it's energy into that instead of root growth. I live in south-central Virginia, and I'm wondering if I should apply some sort of fungicide, which I've read is recommended for my situation.

Any thoughts or recommendations?
 
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does your tree have fungus on it? i have peaches, cherries and apples
i'm probably a couple hundred miles south of you and i just leave the trees alone, give them fertilizer in spring, do pruning/trim off excess branches when purple flowers come out. i dont spray with anything, i'd rather eat around the worms than have to try and fight off cancer caused by my own hand.
as a rule if your going to fertilize do it in spring, if new growth happens too close to dormancy, the new growth might die off in winter.
protect from deer, clean up leaf litter, keep the voles out of roots and you should be good.
 
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