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Help with nectarine tree

Posted by yadyrra CA (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 14, 14 at 21:10

I have a young nectarine tree but I am not sure what it is infested with. I just applied Bayer Insect Control for fruit trees, but I have been doing a bit more research and seems like I might have treated for the wrong thing (not bad either way, something keeps eating the leaves).

One of the limbs is already cracked and Had it not been for my mother, I would have never realized poor thing is being eaten alive.

Anyone with a bit more experience who might be able to guide me in the right direction so I ca apply the correct treatment?

Thank you in advance.

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RE: Help with nectarine tree

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Mon, Apr 14, 14 at 21:40

Could be bacterial canker. When it's that bad there's not much you can do besides plant another tree. Check out UC Davis info on the subject.

RE: Help with nectarine tree

Fruitnut, I will check it out and see if there is anything I can do to save it.

Thank you!

RE: Help with nectarine tree

I don't see any canker ooze there. While it could be canker it could also be physical damage. The shoot coming out on the right was clearly physically damaged so there is some damage going on in the area. There is not a lot you can do about either so it might not matter much. For the holes in the leaves look up shot hole and compare pictures. Its a common disease in the cooler parts of California.


RE: Help with nectarine tree

Scottfsmith, my puppy did chew on it until I caught him and grounded him, maybe that has a bit to do with the damage.

So, either way, there is nothing I can do to save it? I have a dwarf lemon and a pomegranate trees, do they risk infection?

Thank you

RE: Help with nectarine tree

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Wed, Apr 16, 14 at 12:28

If it's just physical damage it will probably be OK. If it's some disease the other trees might get it but removing this tree probably won't reduce that risk. Those disease organisms are everywhere.

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