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Apple tree diseased?

We inherited this apple tree when we bought this house. Gave it a lot of TLC this year so hoping for a decentish crop however I’ve noticed this orange growth along the tips of some branches. Can anyone kindly advise what this is and if any treatment is needed? 


  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,297
    It’s canker.

    It can affect little twigs, branches and even the trunk of a tree. If it’s only affecting the tips of twigs, be grateful. It can kill a tree if it gets into larger areas.

    It also affects pear trees.

    You can cut them off.  Choose a warm, dry, calm day.

    Firstly, prepare a disinfectant of some kind for your secateurs. Clean the blades with it before you begin. Make a cut a good distance below the affected part of the tree. Make a clean cut. Disinfect the blades again. Repeat for all the twigs that have the canker.

    Be sure to remove all the bits that you cut off. Don’t leave them lying around in the garden.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • @pansyface first Apple scab and now canker 🙈 
    Thank you so much for your advice. I’ll take care of it this afternoon ☺️ Hopefully doesn’t affect the amount of apples we get too much 🤞
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