[NAFEX] medlar death
marillen at earthlink.net
Tue Sep 15 21:38:00 EDT 2009
What quinces do you grow?
I've not yet had a fireblight epiphytotic here so the 2 cultivars I've been growing have not been tested this way, although the Lisle Special has had terrible quince rust problems.
Zone 8, North Carolina Piedmont
>From: Scott Smith <scott at cs.jhu.edu>
>Sent: Sep 14, 2009 10:54 AM
>To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
>Subject: [NAFEX] medlar death
>Rob, I have had significant problems with fireblight on my medlars.
>One tree died and the remaining one gets lots of damage. My guess is
>that is your problem. Both medlar and quince have proved quite
>difficult for me due to fireblight. This spring I sprayed agrimycin
>and they were clean until summer, but I should have done more
>preventative sprays as the FB came back in midsummer. The midsummer
>blight I get does not kill large branches, it is more spotty in that
>individual leaves, fruits and small sections of tip will get it.
>There is also not the tell-tale crook-neck on the later attacks since
>the wood has hardened.
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