Oriental Fruit Moth

Asked March 26, 2020, 11:07 AM EDT

We have a volunteer apricot tree that blooms beautifully, but we've never enjoyed the fruit because the fruit moth bores holes in it every year. I bought some oil-based spray last fall, but now I've been told it doesn't control them. I think I missed my chance to till the soil around the tree and kill them' the tree has been in bloom for several days, and petals are already dropping off. Any advice would bee greatly appreciated. Severn

Anne Arundel County Maryland

1 Response

Here is our page on Tree Fruits. https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/tree-fruit

There is a lot of information you can find helpful in raising your fruit.

For help with Oriental Fruit Moth: Go to "Tree Fruit Problem" > Stone fruit, and then you can click on individual insect pests for control of each type of insect.

You can also click on "Home Fruit Preventative Spray Schedule" .

Ellen