[NAFEX] Another Plum Curculio question...

Lee Reich garden at leereich.com
Thu Jun 5 06:23:55 EDT 2008


Plum curculio doesn't reproduce in apple because the growing fruit  
crushes the eggs or larvae. But fruit with eggs laid in them are more  
likely to drop when young; sometimes they all do.

Lee Reich, PhD
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On Jun 4, 2008, at 11:57 PM, Steve wrote:

> Speaking of Plum Curculio...
>
> Do Plum Curculios actually manage to reproduce in apples? I know they
> sure do in plums and other stone fruit but I've never found a  
> "worm" in
> an apple even when there is a big curculio scar on the fruit. I do
> usually spray with Imidan, spraying the apples when I do the 2nd spray
> on my plums. Then another spray later. If I didn't spray, would I be
> finding larva in my apples or is the damage only cosmetic? (I'm  
> guessing
> the spray makes no difference in the cases where a curculio manages to
> survive the spray long enough to lay some eggs.)
>
> Steve in the Adirondacks
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