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Help with Apple Leaf Disease

Posted by Mike650 CA (My Page) on
Wed, May 14, 14 at 23:41

Hi Gardenweb Community,

I'm hoping to get some help on identifying this issue with my Fuji apple tree. I purchased it recently from Home Depot and the leaves already had this issue. In addition to the brown spots, the leaves overall are somewhat harder and brittle than normal. Is this apple scab?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
-Mike


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RE: Help with Apple Leaf Disease

I don't think that is apple scab. More likely physical damage from the trees getting banged around during trucking, unloading, etc.


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RE: Help with Apple Leaf Disease

If not mechanical damage during shipping, perhaps hail damage.


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RE: Help with Apple Leaf Disease

Thanks Don & Jean, your feedback is encouraging. There's some new leaves coming out now so I'll keep a close eye on those.
-Mike


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RE: Help with Apple Leaf Disease

Hey Mike-

I wonder if this tree was sprayed by the nursery before it was sent to Home Depot. It almost looks like a spray treatment could have burnt the leave.

Not that I have done that before :) Let us know how the new leaves come in.

Chris


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RE: Help with Apple Leaf Disease

Thanks for the info Chris. Fortunately the new growth is coming in pretty clean, so I'm hoping the damage on the old growth was indeed just due to mechanical damage or spray. Will continue to keep a close eye on it!
-Mike


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RE: Help with Apple Leaf Disease

Big box trees get banged around so much and are lucky to get average maintenance before they are sold.
I have seen lots of nursery trees were the leaves look like that before they are sold.
The new growth will tell you more about it down the road.
The new growth looks good and it will probably be ok.


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