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Found Crown Gall on Cherry Tree

Posted by Puggylover75 9B Norco, Ca (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 28, 13 at 17:18

Hi All!

Found a gall right near the soil line and near the base of my Minnie Royal Cherry tree (Colt rootstock, planted last spring). The tree is planted in a half whiskey barrel without a bottom, the roots are just now starting to reach the ground level.

From what I have read the tree must go to tree heaven and I am not to plant anything in it's spot for two years? Is this correct? Has anyone had experience with gall? Are all my other fruit trees in trouble now (I have around 50 trees)? Can I wait til this years season is over to remove the tree and can I put one back in the same spot because the roots where not in the ground soil yet? Or is that spot done for for the next couple of years?

Thank you for thoughts. I am in a little bit of a panic.....spent a lot of time and money on my yard to have this ruin everything. :(

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RE: Found Crown Gall on Cherry Tree

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Thu, Feb 28, 13 at 21:54

I've got galls by the hundreds mostly on Citation rootstock. Have for many years. So far it has had no effect on the trees or crop that I can tell. I am moving to other roots and replanting in the same places. There isn't much else I can do since it's in my greenhouse. I'm not too worried since the fruit continues to be great.

RE: Found Crown Gall on Cherry Tree

Colt rootstock is notorious for crown gall. I would not plant cherry trees on Colt.

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