young greengage tree wilting

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roisin asked 16 years ago

the tree went in two years ago as a whip, had seven fruits last year and is very vigorous, with much blossom and beginnings of fruit this year. but now single branches have wilted and died, initially the lowest couple but now higher in the tree. i think it might be verticillium disease but can’t find what to do about it – any suggestions?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
Greengage is a type of plum and it is possible that some twigs have had the bark girdled by brown rot disease and have died.

Prune off all affected twigs and remove any dried out … mummified … fruit that remained from last year.