My nectarine tree is dying.
Without a description of how long it took between the branch looking stressed and the actual branch death, whether or not the leaves are wilted or brown, whether or not the twigs break with a sharp snap or merely bend, is there life in the cambium layer when the bark is scratched, what size is the branch, how old is the tree, has it had an injury, has the tree been stressed…need more information.
The 2nd branch started showing signs of dying about a month ago. The white nectarine is 8 yrs old, the branch is 2" in diameter, the cambium shows some life, leaves are wilted, twigs bend rather than snap. Tree has not been injured or stressed. Roots seem to be ok. No signs of bugs.
If the plant was mine, I would collect samples and take them to the local agricultural extension office for identification and recommendations. If you have trees side by side and one is healthy, with the other not, something internal is happening. I hope they can help with the problem
It produces less than 1-3 nectarines a year that end up falling off each year. Recently, I noticed a clear golden sap oozing from most of the tree bark and when I touch it, it is crystallized. I don't see any tree damage or wounds. Is this normal? The pictures of the peach canker is not what I am seeing. Thanks, Di
Since you stated it was a clear sap, this leads me to believe that peach borers may be the issue. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/peach/peach-tree-borer.htm
Why does my nectarine produce walnut sized fruit? I have treated it with epsom salt mixture. My gardener says it's getting enough water. I just don't know how to increase fruit size.
The following link will take you to several articles on nectarines, peaches, and almonds, all having similar culture requirements: http://www.google.com/cse?cx=012078378210706707791%3Af1h5n_k1r5e&ie=UTF-8&q=nectarines&oq=&gs_l=#gsc.tab=0&gsc.q=nectarines&gsc.page=1
My personal experience with Epsom salt and plants was not pleasant. Always use any product according to package directions.
I have a 3-year old nectarine tree that is now starting to ooze sap. Does that mean that it is starting to die? Can anything be done? We live in a redwood forest and the tree receives somewhat limited sun. It fruited really well the first year. Last year we got no fruit. The trunk is about 4 inches. I appreciate you taking the time to help.
It sounds like you could have a peach borer problem. This article will help determine if this is indeed the problem and how to fix it: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/peach/peach-tree-borer.htm Another possibility may be peach canker (which can affect any stone fruit tree). This needs to be addressed, but should not need any chemicals to treat it. Here is more info that will help: https://extension.psu.edu/plants/gardening/fphg/stone/diseases/cytospora-canker-of-stone-fruits
I bought a nectarine tree this winter and planted it early Feb. I live in So. California and we had a good amount of cold weather, even some freeze. I have many green leaves popping out on the tree but not one flower. Why?
It may be a fertilizing issue, likely a nitrogen/phosphorus inbalance. Too much nitrogen in the soil will prodcue healthy growth but limit flowering and fruiting production. Try adding some more phosphorus-rich fertilizer or bone meal to the soil to encourage more flowering and fruiting. Plants need phosphorus for flowering and fruiting. Without it, there will be no blooms and thus no fruit. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/phosphorus-plant-growth.htm
I have a 3 year old Nectarine tree in a pot. It looks healthy, has leaves, flowered and grew fruit. The fruit is about a quarter size or a little larger. They looked healthy up until about a week ago. Now they are shrinking and dying. The soil is about 2 years old. There are about 20 pieces of fruit. Some have already died and fallen off. Any help would be appreciated.
Your tree is still quite young, and fruit drop is not unusual. This article, which is about peaches but would also apply to nectarines, will tell you more: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/peach/peach-tree-fruit-drop.htm