Hi Y'all, Last year a peach tree that grew from a pit which sprouted in our garden 5 or 6 years ago, blossomed in abundance last spring. The tree was literally covered with blooms which were all pollenated and the developing friuit had to be thinned aggressively. We had a bumper crop of delicious, large and juicy peaches.
But this spring, that same tree had a total of about 2 dozen blossoms, all on the same side of the tree (the west). They all seemed to be pollenated and the fruit started to develop. Then about 3 weeks ago we had high winds and large hail (some said it was a small tornado). Only about a dozen remained on the tree immediately after the storm. But since then all but 5 have fallen off!
The tree seems to be quite healthy with lots of fresh growth all over and very little "leaf curl". (Leaves I see with it, I'm pulling off.) But I'm puzzled with the very sparse blossoming. Any explanation for this or any way to improve it next season?
Here's a few pics...