A Gardening forum. GardenBanter.co.uk

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » GardenBanter.co.uk forum » Regional Gardening Discussions » United Kingdom
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Apple tree, brown patches on leaves?



 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 31-05-2011, 10:05 AM posted to uk.rec.gardening
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 1
Default Apple tree, brown patches on leaves?

Hi, I have a very young apple tree, planted this spring and only 5ft
tall. I've just noticed some flat brown patches on some of the
leaves, and wonder whether you knowledgeable folk could tell me what
it is? Is it some kind of fungus I can spray against?

I'm worried it may be some horrible disease that I need to "nip in the
bud". The tree is otherwise thriving - I've kept it reasonably
watered throughout the dry spell here in Hants.

Thank you.
Barb
Ads
  #2  
Old 31-05-2011, 03:10 PM
kay kay is offline
Registered User
 
First recorded activity by GardenBanter: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,792
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Barb[_6_] View Post
Hi, I have a very young apple tree, planted this spring and only 5ft
tall. I've just noticed some flat brown patches on some of the
leaves, and wonder whether you knowledgeable folk could tell me what
it is? Is it some kind of fungus I can spray against?

I'm worried it may be some horrible disease that I need to "nip in the
bud". The tree is otherwise thriving - I've kept it reasonably
watered throughout the dry spell here in Hants.
It's quite possibly a mineral deficiency. Don't leap to spray it or apply fertiliser until you know exactly what it is.

As to watering - you no doubt know this but others may not be aware - you need something like a full 2 gallon watering can every week - heavy watering once a week is better than light watering more frequently, which can entice the roots to run along just under the surface.
__________________
getstats - A society in which our lives and choices are enriched by an understanding of statistics. Go to www.getstats.org.uk for more information
 




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
Copyright 2004-2014 GardenBanter.co.uk.
The comments are property of their posters.