Apricot Trees

Apricot Tree Dropping Leaves

swoodaea added on April 18, 2017 | Answered

Hello. I have a 3 or 4 year old Moorpark Apricot tree. It is April 18, 2017. Leaves have been growing and then turning brown and dying. Do you know what is happening? Steve.

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Answered on April 18, 2017

This looks like a physiological problem rather than a disease. When leaves turn brown on the tips and edges first, this often indicates either a lack of water getting to the leaves, or toxicity from excessive fertilizer, salt, or another toxic substance in the soil around the tree. Please see the following article for details:


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