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Treating mosaic virus with aspirin.
« on: June 01, 2022, 11:46:48 AM »
Hello all, I am very sad to say my peanut butter fruit tree has mosaic virus, and it isn’t exactly easy to find these plants here in the Midwest. I have seen some anecdotal advice to water your plant with aspirin water. I will be doing 2 aspirin tablets per gallon of water to see whether or not it helps. I will also be pruning back all the infected growth and keeping it isolated.

(Mosaic symptom: “variegation” and spindle leaves)


(Before pruning)


(After pruning)



Let me know if you have any other suggestions.

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Re: Treating mosaic virus with aspirin.
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2022, 01:24:49 PM »
Sounds expenisve but if only for a test?
weeping Willow has aspirin as well as willow species (and others species not related  like  birch aspen )

or salicylic acid (it converts in the body to aspirin compound)

Also a rooting hormone

Soak the willow branches water for 3 days

I have done as well with leaves but keep in mind leaves can float , and get mold
you can weigh down bag with leaves in bucket with a cotton sock in a rock oops rock in a sock .

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Re: Treating mosaic virus with aspirin.
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2022, 02:11:51 PM »
Interesting. I’ll have to find some willows around.

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Re: Treating mosaic virus with aspirin.
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2022, 02:26:08 PM »
OH I read only 2 aspirin per gallon

Maybe others will know

you did say to water plants , but if he'd spray on plant leaves

would  He add a drop of dish soap so the fungicide stick on ?\


I am not sure so thought to ask?


By the way a good cup of tea of willow leaves is good if got a head ache ,

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Re: Treating mosaic virus with aspirin.
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2022, 06:30:07 PM »
That may be mite or other insect damage

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Re: Treating mosaic virus with aspirin.
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2022, 07:26:57 PM »
My gut says not a mosaic virus.

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Re: Treating mosaic virus with aspirin.
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2022, 02:42:09 PM »
My gut says not a mosaic virus.

I really hope not.

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Re: Treating mosaic virus with aspirin.
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2022, 06:04:09 PM »
Here is an update of the tree. Most of the old leaves yellowed and fell off and it flushed out lots of new growth that has seemed to get better over time. There are also flowers forming for the first time too!





 

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