Plum Trees
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plum fruit

Zone SUTTON COURTENAY OXON | capricorn added on April 5, 2015 | Answered

Last year most of the fruit was inedible. There were white slugs inside, although they looked ok from the outside. Would a band around the tree help and when should it be applied?

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shelley
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Answered on April 5, 2015

Please take a look at the photo on this page - did the slug look like this?
http://nysipm.cornell.edu/factsheets/treefruit/pests/pc/pc_fig5.asp

If so, your tree was infested with the plum curculio beetle pest. The following article will give you more information and prescribe a course of treatment.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/plum/plum-curculio.htm

If that wasn't it, let me know and I will go back to the drawing board!

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