Why are the young new leaves curling on my pepino plants?

pepino plants did well with lots flowers and fruit. now young leaves curl in and then turn to brown. help


30 November 2012 08:19 AM

Hi Mimi,

Thank you for sending the photo. It does indicate caterpillar damage (holes in the leaves)as well as crinkling and curling of the leaves which would indicate there is a sap sucking insect present. This could be thrip or white fly damage. To control the caterpillar, we would recommend using a product called Success Ultra or Nature's Way Dipel. For thrip and white fly control, we would recommend a product called Nature's Way Vege & Herb Spray. Both of these products should be sprayed on a weekly basis.

Topics: Fruit and Citrus Issues: Pests