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Containerised nectarine dropping healthy leaves

Posted by naikii 9a / 8b (My Page) on
Sat, Dec 7, 13 at 21:42

Hi guys, would love your thoughts.
I have a nectarine in a large pot which was planted bare root last winter. It broke bud perfectly in spring and has put on a tonne of growth.

A couple of leaves were affected by leaf curl, but was literallya handful which I pulled off months ago.

Over the last fortnight it has been dropping perfectly healthy green leaves. No signs of deficiency, no nutrient burn etc it has dropped a few every day and is becoming sparse.

What could be causing this?


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RE: Containerised nectarine dropping healthy leaves

The tree in the pictures doesn't look sparse to me. Is that a current picture? Are you south or north of equator? Wondering if you are early summer or entering winter. That could affect leaf drop.


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The blog address implies the OP is in Australia.


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RE: Containerised nectarine dropping healthy leaves

Australia yes, we are in our first month of summer.

Its thinning from the inside out, I tired to get some good pics but my camera refused to focus. here is one though


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RE: Containerised nectarine dropping healthy leaves

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Sun, Dec 8, 13 at 19:30

Your tree could be a little short on nitrogen. But nectarine do naturally drop some healthy looking leaves. That would be the oldest leaves as is occurring on your tree. So I don't think this is serious.


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RE: Containerised nectarine dropping healthy leaves

ok thanks a lot


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