[NAFEX] Ailing apricots (and nanking cherries)

rmelrose at danvilleVT.net rmelrose at danvilleVT.net
Sun Mar 29 22:37:22 EDT 2009


Karen, I suggest you check carefully to see whether your cherries
and apricots have brown rot -- you can find the description in many
places on line. It is pretty much endemic in New England and often
starts with blossom blast. It is difficult but not impossible to 
control -- and does tend to build up with time -- but first work out 
what is wrong!

Richard
Z 41 VT.

 I plant the things and then hope hope for the best; they are for me  
only, and I don't do much spraying.  I've had good crops from my  
Apricot (Sungold, or moongold. not sure) and nanking cherries-- but  
first the cherries and now the apricots seem to have shoot die back,  
and the apricots also seem to have what I think is shot hole  
disease.  One would have me spraying Copper at leaf fall, the other 
I  
forget the possible cure.

Does anyone have trees that have survived these and continued to  
produce without extensive spraying of various things?

I think I'll plant more blueberries.....

Karen
zone 5 in NW Connecticut




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