quince tree - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by gnickols1
July 27, 2009
every year when it blooms after develops funny growth behind fruit and deforms it and then it spreads to the limbs icut the deformed limbs and the next year same again also the leaves get burnt can i cure the tree and how thanks again

Answer from NGA
July 27, 2009
It sounds like cedar-quince rust and what you are cutting off the stems are cankers. This fungus occurs on a wide range of rose family plants, including mountain ash, hawthorn, quince, flowering quince, serviceberry, crabapple, and apple (apples are somewhat resistant). In addition, eastern red cedars, common, prostrate, Rocky Mountain and savin junipers are possible evergreen hosts. In order to survive, the fungus must "move" from one type of host to another. I found some photos that will help you determine whether or not this is what your quince tree has, and if so, how to control the problem: http://www.umassgreeninfo.org/...

Hope this information is helpful!

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