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Santa Rosa Plum Fire Blight?

Posted by Randy31513 Georgia 8b (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 9, 12 at 8:29

One of the Santa Rosa plums I planted this year has the shepherd's hook look of Fireblight on the end of several of the new branches.

Can plums have fire blight?


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RE: Santa Rosa Plum Fire Blight?

They don't get fireblight but can get similar appearing symptoms from brown rot. At least this is what I've read. No first hand experience.


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RE: Santa Rosa Plum Fire Blight?

Usually that is just from growing so fast that the stem has not yet lignified enough. Its very common and will fix itself. Brown rot shoot blight is not so common, you can tell if you have that by slimy feel and rotting/dieback of leaves. You can get shoot flagging on peaches from OFM and occasionally on cherries but I have never seen that on my plums.

Scott


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RE: Santa Rosa Plum Fire Blight?

Thanks Guys for the replies. That makes me feel better. I had google it but it was unclear.


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RE: Santa Rosa Plum Fire Blight?

Randy Santa Rosa Plum in this area need pollinator to fruit well. I had one first fruiting year was great after that very few fruit set. Here a copy paste about Santa Rosa plums.

There is a minor issue in that there
are more than one form of Santa
Rosa. There is an Early Santa Rosa,
a Late Santa Rosa and there is a
Queen Rosa that has been sold as
a Santa Rosa in the past. There are
some subtle differences in how
well these other early and late
forms of Santa Rosa will pollinize
other Plums in comparison to the
old form Santa Rosa Plum.


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RE: Santa Rosa Plum Fire Blight?

Thanks Gator for the information. I did not know that about Santa Rosa.


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