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Nectarine Die Back

Posted by spazmatic CA 9A (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 1, 13 at 15:37

Hi all, please help!

A few leaves on the ends of my nectarine twigs are just dying in clumps. Not swelling like Leaf Curl, just shriveling. I noticed these weird blobs of clear gel next to the dead leaves. What can I do??


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RE: Nectarine Die Back

This is one of the blobs. It shows white because I sprayed lime sulfur as soon as I saw leaf distress. It's a gel-like consistency, not pitchy.
Any ideas?

RE: Nectarine Die Back

Looks a lot like bacterial blight/canker. Common in stone fruits.

Where do you live?

RE: Nectarine Die Back

Redding CA. Been rainy and mid 60s with occasional sunny 70s.

RE: Nectarine Die Back

Suggest you verify w/ your county's UC Extension Service office. Whatever the diagnosis, they can also suggest appropriate management.

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Here is a link that might be useful: locate your county's Extension Service office

RE: Nectarine Die Back

not to infringe on jean's genius.. in any sense..

but there is a very active fruit forum ... in case you want to learn more on fruit


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