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Q.Apple Tree Seedlings Stunted Growth

Zone Zone 8a | thenestofficialmail added on July 16, 2020 | Answered

A few months back I planted a few apple seedlings. In the beginning, they were growing really quickly and no problems. A few weeks ago though I noticed that they stopped growing as fast, in fact, they really haven’t changed in a few weeks now and they aren’t looking as healthy as they used to. As you can see in the photos, new growth on the plants look deformed and withered. I’m not sure what to do here really.

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Answered on July 17, 2020

I am seeing signs of infection brought about by overwatering. Make sure that the containers contain plenty of drain holes to allow all extra water out, freely. The algal growth that I am noticing on the soil surface confirms this.

From here, you will need a fungicide, and to make sure that the soil dries, completely, down to about 3 or 4 inches between watering.

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