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Old 06-26-2014, 11:09 AM   #1
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Western Nassau County Long Island, south shore and I'm really struggling with some apple trees and raspberry bushes I have. I've got two apple trees (1 macintosh and 1 newtown pippin) and two raspberry bushes (don't recall the exact varieties anymore) that are all having trouble with leaves spotting and turning brown (no idea if they're related or not). The pippin apple is new this year from gurneys - dug the hole & planted with plenty of compost & humus since my soil is mostly sand below 12" deep. That's the one in the photos. The mac was a gift given to me last year and had similar spotting issues but not the dying off you see in the pippin. This year the mac started to grow 8-10 fruits at the tips of the branches, but they seem to have disappeared (birds or squirrels?) The pippin has lots of new growth but some is already dying.

Raspberries are in pots with potting mix - were put in last year. Everything is watered well & fertilized. but having a problem where the leaves look burned. Same thing happened last year and the garden center suggested bonide fung-oil. I tried it but didn't seem to help.

Any ideas what's going on and what I can do?
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I think you must have a lot of damp cloudy days---

Go to a nursery and get a treatment for leaf mold--

As to the brasseries---they look like they are suffering from over watering---when the leave yellow from the bottom up--it's usually to much water---

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I think you must have a lot of damp cloudy days---

Go to a nursery and get a treatment for leaf mold--

As to the brasseries---they look like they are suffering from over watering---when the leave yellow from the bottom up--it's usually to much water---

Someone with better knowledge will be along soon--Mike---

Hi Mike - thanks for the suggestions. It was a rainy spring but since the trees leafed out ~6(?) weeks ago it's been fairly sunny except for one week where it rained nearly every day. Is that enough to let this happen?

I'll pull the berries out of the pots and see if the soil seems totally saturated. Maybe it'll just take drying the soil out a bit to get them on the mend.
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Raspberries need a bigger pot--and the leaves get rather sick looking after they give fruit---it's just the nature of the plant--also--Japaneese beatles love to eat theleaves--so get some Sevin dust---

I'm not up on apple trees---Chrisn and a few others here know tree care--perhaps they will see this--
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So I went out to the Apple tree this morning and saw little green dots and ants. Sounds like aphids. Would that be enough to kill off branches of leaves like I showed on the Apple tree photos?
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The apple leaves look like it might be apple scab. It needs to be sprayed with a fungicide to keep it under control. Take a leaf to a local nursery and they may be able to give you a positive ID.
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Thanks. I'll stop by my nursery over the weekend. They seem very knowledgeable.
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I'm out in Lindenhurst with dwarf apple trees from 91'planting red,golden,Mcs from Gurneys catalogs...they have to cross pollinated you can get self pollinated fruit trees in the catalog..need to get those into the ground your not going to get fruit out of a container.even after Sandy the 5-1 dwarf pears are bearing fruit....check the catalog out http://www.gurneys.com/?p=0532793&ut...FSxo7AodGD4Asw

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