[NAFEX] brown-rot resistance in stone-fruit.

Jwlehman at aol.com Jwlehman at aol.com
Wed Nov 14 08:23:25 EST 2007

In a message dated 11/14/2007 7:19:08 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
alandhaigh at gmail.com writes:

> I'm also curious about brown-rot resistance in stone-fruit.     

I can tell you of one that isn't resistant. I have a donut peach from Starks 
that has born fruit for maybe 6 years. Loaded most years. A really sweet 
peach. But never get more than a few eatable fruits due to brown rot. Have a Starks 
Delicious not nearly as susceptible, wonderful fruit. My spray program is 
haphazard at best, but one or two years when I used two different fungicides more 
frequently still no usable Donut "Saturn" fruit. I'll likely cut the tree 
down as it is a source of BR spores, skeletons hang on all winter. Not a lazy 
man's peach!


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