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Stonefruit Canker?
« on: November 13, 2020, 05:53:52 PM »
What disease is this? I believe it might be some kind of bacterial canker but I can’t say for certain? Anyway it’s nasty.. looks like it infected just about every Japanese plum at Lowe’s.. can a plant survive this or will they all succumb? Also the Florida peach varieties seemed unaffected while every Japanese plum has it to some degree.. ?










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Re: Stonefruit Canker?
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2020, 07:30:33 PM »
I have seen these at a lesser extent on some of my trees. They all survived, but look weird...
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Re: Stonefruit Canker?
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2020, 09:43:57 AM »
It looks like black knot disease.  Like most fungal diseases, there is no cure, just mitigation.
A lot of trees can tolerate it with no harm, but I would not buy any tree that is already infected.
You may want to point it out to the nursery manager at Lowes. They should also notify the producer...

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Re: Stonefruit Canker?
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2020, 08:56:46 AM »
Will it inhibit tree life or fruit production?? My friend actually bought 2 of those and I told him to return them right away!

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Re: Stonefruit Canker?
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2020, 11:41:46 AM »
Some varieties are fairly resistant, and will still produce but look ugly, like Jaboticaba45's trees. Some varieties will succumb rather quickly. Either way, no reason to buy a three legged horse...

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Re: Stonefruit Canker?
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2020, 12:00:18 PM »
Do you know which varieties are least and most resistant to this?
Also does it only affect Japanese plums, all plums, or all stonefruits?

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Re: Stonefruit Canker?
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2020, 10:52:05 PM »
Michigan State University has a good handout on it.
https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/your_plum_trees_versus_black_knot

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