Fruit trees

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simpleton2
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Fruit trees

Post by simpleton2 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:03 pm

Does anyone have any newly planted fruit trees that seem to have life only in the rootstock ? I have some that seem to be producing only shoots from below the graft. I've cut those shoots all back, but the rest of the tree seems virtually dead - dead branches, few leaves etc. Have the shoots weakened the rest of the tree ? Is it best to just replace them ? I bought the trees from a local market stand so I have no idea of the provenance or the rootstock used. It's affected two peaches a nectarine, a greengage and two apricots. :(

otorongo
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Fruit trees

Post by otorongo » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:10 pm

It happens to my citrus trees: shoots from the rootstock, scion completely dead.

charliepridham

Fruit trees

Post by charliepridham » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:36 am

Usually due to graft failure, sometimes it can be canker, not much can be done but to remove and start again unless you can regraft

simpleton2
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Fruit trees

Post by simpleton2 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:56 am

Ok thanks. I'll replant in the autumn

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