I have a dwarf nectarine prunes Persica which has leaf curl.

The top of the tree has died. Is the tree diseased? Should I pull it out? If I pull it out can I plant a lemon there or will the lemon suffer the same fate?

yates

16 September 2020 05:00 PM

Yes, leaf curl is a fungal disease which can be treated with a copper fungicide such as:

https://www.yates.com.au/product/garden-disease-control/yates-leaf-curl-copper-fungicide-spray

It must be applied at budswell for nectarine so check your tree.  If you prune the tree and see there's green wood, it's not dead.  

You could replant a lemon tree there if it is in full sun, just dig through cow manure and Dynamic Lifter pellets through first, to improve the soil.

 

Topics: Fruit and Citrus Issues: Diseases