CARING FOR FRUIT TREES IN SAN DIEGO
Spring is an important time of the year if you own a fruit tree and want to harvest edible fruit later in the year. Several insect and disease pests also enjoy feasting on your fruit trees and for many tree pests the time to initiate pest control treatments is in the spring.
Peach Leaf Curl is a common problem on Peach and Nectarine trees in San Diego. This tree disease causes tree leaves to become disfigured and prematurely fall from the tree. A fungicide treatment should be applied just before bud break, followed by one or two follow-up treatments after the buds open. Fertilizing your fruit tree in the spring will also help increase the health of your tree.
Black Spot Fungus will cause the leaves of Flowering Pear trees to fall off throughout the summer. Infection from Black Spot Fungus occurs in the spring as the leaves are forming and this is when you should have a tree service spray your Flowering Pear trees. Increase the vigor of your Flowering Pear trees with regular fertilization.
As the new leaves are developing you, or a tree service, should periodically inspect your citrus trees for Asian Citrus Psyllid. Some of these aphid-like insects carry Citrus Greening Disease. There is no known cure for Citrus Greening Disease, so contact a tree spraying service if you suspect Asian Citrus Psyllid's are on your trees.
Spring is when tree services in San Diego spray Olive trees to prevent fruit development. Although Olive trees are a nice ornamental tree their fruit can litter driveways, sidewalks, and patios.