Diseased Apple Trees

eamonx1September 25, 2012

Planted 5 apple trees five years ago - not successful. Every year I end up with scarred apples and blotched leaves. I am uploading photos of a typical leaf and a typical apple. This year I noticed black flies when the trees were in blossom. I sprayed them with soapy water, but think it might have been too late.

Any advice for next year appreciated (in Ireland)

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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

In a wet cool climate my first guess would be apple scab. If that is the case you need to spray the proper fungicides starting during bloom.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 3:13PM
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ltilton

Do you get birds pecking at your developing fruit? Some of that damage looks like scab, but some looks like scarring.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 4:25PM
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eamonx1

Thanks for the information. I will check it out and look into it

    Bookmark   September 26, 2012 at 6:52PM
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