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Plum leaf-curling aphid


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Symptoms

Plum leaves become crinkled and curled

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Overwintering eggs are laid near the buds or in crevices in the bark of wild and cultivated plums. The eggs hatch in late winter as the buds begin to open. The young wingless aphids are pale green or brownish in colour, then develop into winged forms which fly off to colonise various herbaceous plants for the rest of the summer. The aphids return to the trees in the autumn to mate and lay eggs but no feeding damage occurs at that time.

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Severe damage from leaf curling aphid

Question from Diana Gibbs

We have what I think is a bad attack of this aphid on our damson tree. It’s now July and most of the leaves are curled and damaged. What is the best way to treat it now and will the tree survive?

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  • Posted: Wed. 15th July 2020 19:21

Plum leaf curl on my dwarf peach tree

Comment from Penny Stanton

I have found a product which seems work well, and doesn’t affect the fruit at all. It’s a natural organic treatment called Natures gift ,every spring my draft diamond terrace tree suffers, but if I wash it in this liquid made from worm casts it does the trick. But is important to remove the affected leaves.

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  • Posted: Thu. 16th April 2020 12:50

Plum leaf curl on my dwarf peach tree

Comment from Penny Stanton

I have found a product which seems work well, and doesn’t affect the fruit at all. It’s a natural organic treatment called Natures gift ,every spring my draft diamond terrace tree suffers, but if I wash it in this liquid made from worm casts it does the trick. But is important to remove the affected leaves.

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  • Posted: Thu. 16th April 2020 12:50