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agwcool1
Mar 20, 2017 2:53 PM CST
It has been a warm winter here and it looks as if the recent freeze took a heavy toll on the young fruit already developing on the branches. The fruit is shriveled and leaves turning brown . Best way to handle please
Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
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PlantMania
Mar 20, 2017 2:58 PM CST
My 2 cents worth:

If it's dead by the freeze and not by a disease then into the compost it goes.

Start at the tips of the branches with cutters and slowly work your way back down the branch until you see green (you can always cut more but once it is cut ... well you know)

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Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
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farmerdill
Mar 20, 2017 4:35 PM CST
Just about wiped out the South Carolina peach crop heavy toll on strawberries, Took out blueberries, pears and plums But those other than a few pick your owns are not commercial crops in this area. Nothing you can do to save the crop, The trees/plants will recover so at this point it is best to let nature take its course.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Mar 20, 2017 6:41 PM CST
I must have missed something. Where is agwcool1 located? What kind of fruit are we talking about? Confused
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