Why does my apricot tree produce plenty of little sour rotten apricots each year? My nectarine tree puts on a few sweet fruits although they also get brown patches and curly leaves. Is this a fungus or a nutrient problem? I have other trees on the premises that do just fine. Does anyone have an answer on what I can do to save my fruit trees?
Our apricot tree used to do that. It looks like it has a fungus, because it dripped sap from the main branches. Two years ago I put pine needles around it about four inches deep. Last year we had a pretty good crop -- not perfect, but quite usable for drying and fresh eating. Our soil is quite alkaline, and the pine needles are acid. This year I will mulch deeply before cold weather. No apricots this year because we had a late frost. No plums, either. Our son-in-law, a medical technician, had an ornamental tree that suffered from a similar infection. He put a bunch of tetracycline in a syringe (no needle) and injected it into all the cracks he could find. The next season the tree was fine except for one branch which he had to remove.
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