[NAFEX] apple tree with fireblight

Ernest Plutko ernestplutko at wiktel.com
Fri Sep 9 20:22:07 EDT 2011


fireblight is caused by a bacteria it could be all over your trees
and yard.  Often carried by birds.  You can buy an antibiotic to
spray which sometimes works.  Note the sometimes.

---- Original Message ----
From: colleendaly at videotron.ca
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] apple tree with fireblight
Date: Fri, 09 Sep 2011 20:02:15 -0400

>
>
>	Hi,
>
>
>		It certainly looks like "classic" fireblight to me. The variety is
>Egremont Russet.
>	The tree is kind of squeezed in between a Mont-Royal plum and a
>Pomme Grise apple.
>	Would the lack of air circulation contribute to fire-blight?
>
>
>	Fortunately, I grafted some scions from this tree this spring but
>now I am wondering if the scions
>	could be harbouring the disease or does it not work like that for
>fire-blight? Also, the tree
>	is a poor producer of apples (quantity-wise) so perhaps eradication
>is the answer. 
>
>
>					Sincerely,
>		                                 Peter Drevniok, Gatineau, QC zone
>5
> 
>				
>
>
>   
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Richard J. Ossolinski" <ossoeo at myfairpoint.net>
>Date: Friday, September 9, 2011 3:20 pm
>Subject: Re: [NAFEX] apple tree with fireblight
>To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>
>> Peter,
>> Might be worth getting a positive/accurate diagnosis of the 
>> malady prior to taking radical action.
>> Richard
>> Gouldsboro, ME  Zone 5
>> 
>> 
>> On Sep 9, 2011, at 2:07 PM, colleendaly at videotron.ca wrote:
>> 
>> > 
>> > 
>> > 
>> > 	Hi,
>> > 
>> > 
>> >         	Should 
>> an apple tree (with about 20% of it's growth) affected with what
>> > 	looks like fire-blight be removed entirely? Or should I 
>> try to rehabilitate the tree?
>> > 	It is an espaliered tree. I do not mind removing it if 
>> it will be a source of disease for my
>> > 	other trees.
>> > 
>> > 
>> >                         	Sincerely,
>> >                                 	Peter Drevniok, Gatineau, QC
>zone 5
>> > 
>> > 
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