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What is wrong with my plum?

Posted by ack01 none (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 21, 13 at 15:30

I bought a scarlet beauty plum last year and it was growing fast! winter comes and the plum goes dormant as expected spring comes the buds brake and it leafs out and flowers fine. after the bud broke nothing else has happened in months! the plum has not grown at all. I have used 10-10-10 twice now no effect. The plum just started to grow a few new leafs but they are light green almost yellow with dark green veins. Anyone have any ideas?


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RE: What is wrong with my plum?

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Sun, Jul 21, 13 at 16:41

Could it be a herbicide issue, roundup or a broadleaf weed killer? Possibly winter injury. Where do you live and how cold last winter? Too much fertilizer?


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RE: What is wrong with my plum?

  • Posted by mrclint z10SoCal Valley (My Page) on
    Sun, Jul 21, 13 at 21:33

Where are you? What zone? In ground or in a pot? Which rootstock? How often do you water?


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RE: What is wrong with my plum?

Iron!


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RE: What is wrong with my plum?

I am in 9b It is growing in the ground. No idea what root stock I have. When it is not rainy season I water 2 to three times a week(very sandy soil) this time of year it rains every day I am not watering. I could look into Iron but I am pretty sure my soil has a high amount of iron. I dug a shallow well a few years back. the water table is at 7 feet deep. the water I pump out is so full of iron it will start to rust if you leave it in a cup for a few days. of course that does not mean I have iron in the first two feet.


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