plum tree problem

fireduck(10a)March 5, 2013

My best friend Norm has some critter chewing off the stems of his Burgundy Plum tree flowers. The flowers lay intact under his tree...on the ground. Anybody have any knowledge of this???

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perry37us

I had the same problem last year. Never figured out the bug doing it.

    Bookmark   March 6, 2013 at 9:52AM
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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

Could be a bird. But if so they would likely be eating the ovuale. The unfertilized flowers do fall off but not until the petals begin to fade.

It could be an insect but that doesn't seem likely and I've never seen that activity.

    Bookmark   March 6, 2013 at 10:15AM
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campv

Had a little bird do this to mine. Just went up and down the branches picking off the blooms. I sat on the patio and watched it. Didn't eat anything just did it for the joy. #$%**

    Bookmark   March 6, 2013 at 11:47AM
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fireduck(10a)

F....it is news to me as well. He sees evidence of the stem being chewed. My first reaction was...it sure could be a grasshopper. The greenery on the tree is at a premium because it is still leafless. Bugs getting inventive???

    Bookmark   March 6, 2013 at 11:48AM
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