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Sickly greengage tree

My four year old greengage tree produced its first fruit this year, only three, and small, but so delicious!  Now the tree looks poorly, the leaves are turning pale and yellowish.  I don't think it's just preparing for autumn, I haven't seen it like this before, and my other six fruit trees are their normal green.  I took pictures but at present the site won't let me post them.  Any ideas please?

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  • First signs of autumn are now showing, which is natrual. So chill, and look forward to next year :) 
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,940
    The photos are working, must be problem at your end Jo. 🙂
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,481
    I find prunus are often often among the first to turn, and their leaves do turn pale and then yellow ... blackthorn hedges, damsons and cherryplums are beginning to turn here in Norfolk ... it’s the beginning of autumn ... nothing to be concerned about. 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532
    Sorry, but I'm still anxious.  I've had it four years and it's never looked like this before.  I have a plum, two cherries and three apples, which are all still summer green.  I'm wondering if it could be suffering a mineral deficiency.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,481
    Any any luck with a photo now ?
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532
    I've been reading up about intervenous chlorosis, and it fits, so I am dosing it with nettle tea.
  • It's almost definitely not that, with that condition the yellowing is gradual and uniform across the entire tree.  What you've described just sounds like it's getting ready to drop it's leaves for winter. 
    I have several fruit trees; one plum has gone bright yellow; my green gauge has shed about half its leaves already; and the rest are as green as they were last month.
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