How should I treat a Yoshino Cherry tree(age ~5 years) that has just...

Asked June 22, 2014, 3:05 PM EDT

How should I treat a Yoshino Cherry tree(age ~5 years) that has just developed symptoms of fusillium wilt ?

Greene County Missouri fruit trees cherry trees horticulture

1 Response

Are you sure it's Fusarium Wilt? Verticillium Wilt can be a problem in cherries. But, your problem may be Fireblight, which is occurring right now on some fruit trees and ornamentals. I would take a sample to your county extension office and have it identified, that way you will know. They can even send it to the diagnostic clinic at the University of Missouri and have it tested. Here is a link to a guide on verticillium wilt of cherry http://county.wsu.edu/chelan-douglas/agriculture/treefruit/Pages/Virticillium%20Wilt%20of%20Cherry.a...Here are links to guides on fireblight http://extension.missouri.edu/p/g6020;Control is listed in the guides. http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/your-garden/help-for-the-home-gardener/advi...