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  • Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2012 11:35:57 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 4/30/2012 7:46:31 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

> It has been a bad year for cedar apple rust. This is the first time I
> have seen my apple trees seriously affected.
> Question- do I prune out infected and drooping new growth/fruit clusters
> as I would fire blight? It had affected much of the leaves on my Summer
> King apple, so I am reluctant to remove all affected growth, but I do
> not know the consequences of inaction for the long-term.

Hi Betsy,

There are others more qualified to answer this than I, but here goes.

Fireblight is removed as it will severally injure and even kill some apple
species if not cut out. Cedar Apple Rust will typically not kill the tree
and little damage if the infection is light. I wouldn't cut out the infected
limbs but I would remove every cedar tree in the area. Encourage your
neighbor to do the same. Cedar trees, especially Red Cedar, are the winter
host of
the fungus. Those pretty orange balls seen in the cedar trees that kinda
look like flowers are the spore releasing organs. If you can't bring yourself
to remove the cedar trees certainly watch early spring for the pretty orange
balls and destroy them.

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I can't find any nursery offering Hudson (would want it on Gisela-6). Sinc=
e I already have an extra 'White Gold' (ordered an extra, by accident), can=
I top-graft it with scionwood from Hudson?

If so, would I graft the under-stock with a bud and, after the bud takes, e=
ventually cut-off the 'White Gold'? The under-stock runs about 10" before t=
hey grafted 'White Gold', so there is room for grafting the under-stock. =

Or should I just top-graft the 'White Gold'.. I'd prefer not to have two gr=
aft-unions, so I'd rather do the other idea if that works.

If I could find a nursery offering it, I'd just give away the 'White Gold' =
to a neighbor.


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