Quince rot and insect damage
My young 3-year old tree is under a lot of attack and is under a lot of stress. Does anyone know about quince fruit problems?
I have the usual pear and cherry slug, which I dusted with wood ash, and since squash whatever I can find on the leaves.
My biggest problem is that much of my fruit is being ruined on the tree, and falling off prematurely due to some form of rot as well as insect damage.
Here are my descriptions - I hope you can advise (photos just uploaded on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/79929279@N03/):
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Some fruit show a depressed, dark area of rot (no signs of insect entry);
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Some fruit show soft rot in a large circle with dry, brown centre area;
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Some fruit show irregular shaped soft rot with 1mm insect holes (either the insects caused the rot or they found an easy way of getting in through the rot);
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Some fruit are very gnarled and misshapen and with 1mm insect entry holes, some of which have insect poo on the outside edges of the holes.
Thanks for your help.
Here is a link that might be useful: Photos of the damaged quinces
This post was edited by Morenito on Mon, Apr 1, 13 at 6:38