[NAFEX] Ailing apricots (and nanking cherries)

Lee Reich lreich at hvc.rr.com
Mon Mar 30 07:44:18 EDT 2009

I have grown Nanking cherries for decades in 3 different states (NY,  
MD, and DE) and have watched them grow unfettered in WI. My advice is  
to ignore any disease problems. Or, if you must, cut off diseased  
branches. Or, if a plant dies (very rare), just replant another one --  
they grow and bear quickly. The beauty of this bush, besides its  
physical beauty, is that you can grow it and harvest plenty of fruit  
without doing anything! You do need two different clones for cross- 
pollination, though.

Lee Reich, PhD

Books by Lee Reich:
A Northeast Gardener's Year
The Pruning Book
Weedless Gardening
Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden
Landscaping with Fruit

On Mar 29, 2009, at 9:48 PM, Karen Kellogg wrote:

> 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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