This is the first summer that my semi-dwarf peach tree has had fruit. They are the size of marbles and are on the ground. I was told that the birds are pulling them off. Is this possible?

That may be possible and netting may help deter this, but fruit can also drop off as a result of drought. We had a very dry and warm April and unusually dry spring, so it may be the trees natural reaction to thin itself. Be sure soil moisture is adequate and mulch to a 2" to 3" depth keeping it away from stem if it isn't already. Always avoid over head watering and apply to soil slowly and deep.

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