Posted: 15/06/2013 at 14:49
Last year I planted a young braeburn apple. This year
after a promising start the leaves have developed a black sooty spot and are brown and curling on the edge.
The fruit that had started to form have mostly fallen off and look very dry. I imagine it's a form of fungus,( It has been very wet,) I have been taking off the infected leaves and destroyed them. The other thing I was wondering about is that this tree was planted pretty much in the same spot where an old apple tree used to live, Is it possible that could have something to do with it? I try not to use chemicals, sometimes there isn't a choice....