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Curling apple leaves

Posted by ernie85017 (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 16, 12 at 15:14

I have been lurking for a while, enjoying all your posts
I have 2 young apple trees which have never blossomed or set fruit. The leaves are curling, like a taco. Curling UP, on either side of the main vein of each leaf.
I can't find something that looks like this anywhere on the net.
I am in Phoenix and it is hot as heck here already. I believe I am watering adequately, but you may know better.
Any ideas what is wrong?
One is granny smith, and the other I cannot remember! It's probably written down somewhere....

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RE: Curling apple leaves

Look for aphids on the underside?


RE: Curling apple leaves

  • Posted by AJBB none (My Page) on
    Sat, Jun 16, 12 at 22:31

Given our recent string of 107 degree days and the intense sun of June, your trees are massively heat stressed. You need to shade your trees and likely water for a longer period of time.

RE: Curling apple leaves

NO aphids.

I think the water is the likely culprit. Thanks. I wanted to make sure nothing else was wrong.

Poor things, standing out in the heat.

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