Fruit Trees - Knowledgebase Question

Frankenmuth, Mi
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Question by Patsslipstre
July 17, 2010
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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