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Questions About Apple Trees

Asked by
Anonymous on
May 28, 2011

Q. Fungus Growing on Tree Trunk

I have some type of fungus growing on my apple tree. It looks like large blisters. Clear and red in color, all sizes. What is it, and how do I treat it? Is there a spray I can use?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 28, 2011
Certified Expert
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Could you please send us a photo of the fungus? We will be better able to identify it if we have a picture.

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Asked by
doglover1 on
July 11, 2011

Q. Wind Storm, Broken Tree Branches

During a recent wind storm, a couple of branches were broken off both my apple and snowball trees that were planted last fall. Can these branches from these trees be saved and replanted to grow new trees?

Answered by
Nikki on
July 12, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

This article may help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/what-to-do-for-storm-damage-trees-repair.htm

In the event that the trees/shrubs cannot be saved, you may be able to take cuttings from the. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/how-to-root-cuttings-from-various-shrubs-bushes-and-trees.htm

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Asked by
ashley021685 on
July 17, 2011

Q. Apple Tree With Teeny Tiny Black Things on Leaves

My apple tree has tiny, little black things all over its leaves, and in a few days it kills the leaves and then the branches.

Answered by
Heather on
July 20, 2011
Certified Expert
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Sounds like it may be scale. You need to treat the tree with a pesticide.

Here is more information on scale:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/scale-bug-how-to-control-plant-scale.htm

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Asked by
Scott on
July 23, 2011

Q. apple tree has never made a blossom or apple

What to do with an apple tree that has never made a blossom or an apple.

Answered by
Cathy on
July 24, 2011
A.

How old is the tree and what is it's location. You won't get a lot of bloom, nor fruit until the tree is fully matured and that depends on the variety you're growing. They also need at least 6 hours of sun a day.

Hopefully this article should be of help:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/apples/apple-tree-planting.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 5, 2011

Q. Apple Trees

I have been living in my house for three years now and trying to get these old apple trees to not have these apple maggots (worms). I have used the spray method and the red spores, but I’m really having a hard time with them. I think they are about 15 years old. Is there another way to get good apples? Even organic too. I have nine of them in a row, so it is hard and expenive for the spray, etc. Is there like a homemade mix that you know of that I can put around or in a bucket hanging from a tree?

Answered by
Nikki on
August 6, 2011
Certified Expert
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You can take some small red balls--about the size of an apple--and coat them with a sticky material. Then hang your fake apples on your apple trees, putting about four per tree, at shoulder height. This baits the maggots and they stick to the balls, which can be discarded. Be sure to get rid of infested fruit already on the tree first. Another method you can try is combining 1 part molasses to 9 parts water , and adding just a tad of yeast. Pour into several wide-mouthed jars and allow them to ferment until the bubbling subsides. Then, you can hang the jars on some strong limbs on your apple tree.

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Asked by
vicliz on
August 9, 2011

Q. Organic Control of Apple Soot and Peach Bacterial Spot

What’s the best way to control soot and bacterial spot?

Answered by
Heather on
August 10, 2011
Certified Expert
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This article will help you with the peach Bacterial spot:
http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/management_of_bacterial_spot_on_peaches_and_nectarines

And this article will help you with the sooty blotch on the apples:
http://nysipm.cornell.edu/factsheets/treefruit/diseases/sbfs/sbfs.asp

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 18, 2011

Q. Apple Tree Spacing

Please advise me on recommended varieties of apples to grow in Miami County, Ohio and the correct spacing between apple trees.

Answered by
Nikki on
September 19, 2011
Certified Expert
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A rule of thumb for apple tree spacing is that they should not be planted closer than the height that they will reach when mature. This article will help with choosing a variety: http://www.pickyourown.org/PYO.php?URL=http%3A%2F%2Fohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/1000/1402.html

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