Funky leaves

Asked November 22, 2020, 4:46 AM EST

My 2 year old persimmon gets scraggly rusting blotched leaves every season. I've read it's a fungus and it doesn't effect the fruit. The new leaves look fine but eventually they are affected. Is there a dormant spray I can use?

Shasta County California

1 Response

Thank you for your question. It is nearly impossible to diagnose a plant problem without photos, especially in another state. And we cannot recommend a treatment without first having a positive diagnosis. Here is an Extension article on this species from your state: http://fruitandnuteducation.ucdavis.edu/fruitnutproduction/Persimmon/Persimmon_Pests_Deficiencies/Persimmon_Diseases_Disorders/ I suggest you contact your own county Extension service directly for help: http://ceshasta.ucanr.edu/CalFresh_Healthy_Living_University_of_California/Contact_Us/ Good luck!