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Q.Lapin cherry tree fruit shriveling up and leaves turning brown

Zone Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada | larry_myers@telus.net added on June 4, 2016 | Answered

Can you tell what is causing fruit to not properly develop and leaves to turn brown. The tree is about 8 years old and has produced a few small crops in past years. There is a significant number of fruits on the tree, but they remain small. Several limbs of the tree have had their leaves dry and turn brown.

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Answered on June 7, 2016

This looks like Verticillium Wilt. It is a fungus that lives in the soil and will slowly deteriorate plants. The wilted leaves on only a few select branches indicates this type of fungus. It can be a tricky fix but it is possible to cure the soil. I am attaching a link that has more info.

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