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Neighbour to Granny Smith

Attractive but deadly

Leaf curl – attractive but deadly

The nectarine tree has leaf curl.

A lot of the leaves are blistered, swollen and brightly coloured as well as curled; in fact this fungal disease would be attractive if I didn’t know it was so damaging.

Seeing as the tree’s finished flowering, Chokri and I gave it the after-flower spray,  but we left out the insecticide element and only used fungicide.

That way, if any bees had braved the windy conditions, they wouldn’t be affected.

It was a necessary precaution because the next tree along in the grid is the Granny Smith apple tree which is in full bloom.

Granny Smith blossom

Granny Smith blossom

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  1. April 22, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Sorry about your citrus 😦 Granny Smith looks awesome maybe I will plant one here as I love making tarts and baked apples with them

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