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07/06/2013 at 13:15

Dear Fellow Sufferers

I have a plum tree in its third year but instead of plums it is growing the thing shown in the attached photographs:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24981.jpg?width=306&height=350&mode=max

 Does anyone know what it is and how to stop it. I took it to my local Dobbies but the expert there was mystified.

 

Scott

07/06/2013 at 13:39

I dont think that is a plum tree-leaves look wrong

07/06/2013 at 13:49

Has it had plums on before? I had a garden bargain cherry tree that had pears on it.

Papayas grow straight off the stems like that

07/06/2013 at 13:58

This is caused by a fungus. Taphrina something. My bird cherry gets these. I think they may be known as pocket plums. 

07/06/2013 at 14:02

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taphrina_pruni

I've always assumed mine is Taphrina padi because it's on Prunus padus.

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