[NAFEX] Green Rosette

Ginda Fisher list at ginda.us
Sun Jun 6 23:01:56 EDT 2010


On Jun 6, 2010, at 8:22 PM, William C. Garthright wrote:

> 
> I'm only finding this on one or two twigs, not throughout a tree. 
> (Wouldn't zinc deficiency show up more than that?) And it's a very tight 
> circular arrangement of leaves. Really, it looks like a green flower. 
> It's kind of neat, but it completely stops the terminal from continuing 
> to grow.
> 
> This is nothing new. I've seen it in past years, too, but just rarely. 
> Whatever it is, it's not widespread enough to be a problem. I was just 
> curious.
> 
> Bill
> Lincoln, NE (zone 5)

I'm pretty sure I've read that a virus (or maybe a fungus, but I think a virus) can do that to cane fruit.  But I've been too busy to look up the reference, and don't think I've heard of it for stone fruit.

Ginda


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