|I have four fruit trees that I planted last year. I don't have any fruit on them yet, but three of the trees have leaves that are turning yellow and falling off already. I have two apple, a nectarine and a stanley plum. I water regularly and spray them even though there is no fruit. I also have a mountain ash that I planted last year. The berries are turning orange already. I thought both of
|Answer from NGA
July 17, 2010
|Sounds like heat stress is causing the leaves of your fruit trees and the berries on your mountain ash tree to turn a little too early in the season. Since you're watering regularly, I can only chalk up the behavior to heat stress. I'm sure they will be fine next year. Best wishes with your landscape.
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