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  1. #1
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    Default Need some help with fruit trees

    I have several different kinds of fruit trees and I have this problem with the gray colored fungus that is growing on the sides of the trees. I have tried a couple of different spays to kill this stuff and have had no luck at all. It has killed a couple of them, it turns the stock into a crusty mess that kills the tree. This little orchard means a lot to me, it was the last thing that my Dad and I did before he passed away and before I started keeping bees. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,
    Marc
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    Default Re: Need some help with fruit trees

    Are these stone fruit trees on peach rootstock? Try putting this question on the Gardenweb forum for fruit and orchard. They deal with a lot of this sort of thing.

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    Default Re: Need some help with fruit trees

    3/20/2012
    Here's a start for seeking your answers:
    Web search, Dormant sprays for peaches:
    http://extension.missouri.edu/public...aspx?P=G6010-7
    Ernie
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    Default Re: Need some help with fruit trees

    Ernie
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    Default Re: Need some help with fruit trees

    If your concerned for the varieties, buy some rootstocks and do some grafts. At least you could start some new trees while treating the problem...
    BeeCurious
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    Default Re: Need some help with fruit trees

    Have you checked with you county extension office?

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    Default Re: Need some help with fruit trees

    I plan on checking with them today and see what they can do to help me.
    life is like a box of chocolates,you never know what you are gonna get

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    Default Re: Need some help with fruit trees

    I don't know if this applies to you or not, but just keep in mind that not all rootstocks grow in all types of growing conditions (such as soil type, wetness or dryness of the location, weather, etc.). It is possible that the rootstocks you currently have your trees on will not do well in the location and or zone they are planted in. If this is the case, you may be fighting a losing battle.

    That being said, if you do buy more rootstock, make sure you get what should do well in your area and with your conditions. Grafting is a good idea. Scions should be harvested while dormant for grafting in the spring. (I think that it is probably too late for that this year.) The dormant scions are grafted onto rootstock that are growing or pushing growth. I think bud or chip grafting can be done much later in the summer. It is very posssible to save the tree varieties that are currently on poor rootstock (if that is the case) by some kind of grafting. Good luck.

    Oh, and yes, try to first deal with it at least by treating the fungus.

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