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I have 2 apple trees and for all the 12 years we have lived here.the apples have never been bigger than marbles,the leaves turn black and drop in June. How can I treat them?

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That is Scab with a vengeance. About the best thing you could do is spray now with a systemic fungicide and forget about any fruit for this year. Remove and burn any fallen leaves and all the apples.
Then for next year, I would clear the area around the base of the tree and feed it with Maxicrop according to the info on the bottle.

24 Jun, 2012


Thank you so much,will do as you say and here's to many apple pies next year.

24 Jun, 2012


Having looked at the apple picture again, I am wondering if this is a Crab apple rather than an culinary one. In which case the fruit is normal size. Makes good Crab apple Jelly or Wine.

24 Jun, 2012

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