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Apple tree blighted

Hi I need help with my Apple tree..it is a lovely tree and blossoms beautifully , however, after it blossoms..it  develops brown Dead patches all over it...can anyone tell me what this is and how to cure it?..here is a picture of it...I am desperate to save my tree

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  • steephillsteephill Posts: 2,482
    It is either fireblight or blossom wilt, both fungal diseases. Prune out all of the dead material going back to clean wood.
  • m.mrkaljm.mrkalj Posts: 2
    Thanks...I have tried that but..it keeps coming back is there any sprays that will help ?
  • steephillsteephill Posts: 2,482
    There are no specific treatments available so all you can do is try a general fungicide such as those intended for roses. Bordeaux mixture used to be the most common fungicide available but it is no longer legal to buy or use in the UK or the EU.
    I should add that fireblight is a bacterial infection and blossom wilt is caused by two different fungi.
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