Posted: 29/04/2015 at 12:29
It's the rain that spreads the spores of peach leaf curl Star Shaped Peg.
difficult to,cover a peach tree in the open to prevent leaf curl.
According to Bob the Gardener there is a disease resistant peach variety. I sure he will comment.
I grow 2 peach trees in largish pots. They are in the greenhouse at the moment with some leaf curl........I had them out over winter (not advisable but it's mild down here) with the intention of taking them indoors in very early spring. Hardly a damaged leaf now having taken them in and removed affected leaves and sprayed with Bordeaux mixture.
I will plant a peach against my wall and arrange a structure whereby I can unroll and drape polythene over it when it rains in early spring. The leaves in summer seem to be resistant to leaf curl so are fine outside then.
If you can cover your tree in spring you will be fine. However Bordeaux mixture needs to be applied before signs of disease so do this before buds and shoots open .