Aphid damage

Aphid damage

Question ...

I have a peach leaf curl type of disease appearing on all the leaves of my plum tree. I can't work out what it might be. Plum trees surely don't get peach leaf curl?

Answer ...

No, they don't, but it sounds like aphid damage. Aphids suck the sap from young leaves, and the results are twisted, distorted foliage, looking very much like peach leaf curl. The fruit should not be harmed, and all you can do is to make sure that your garden has plenty of predators present to consume the greenfly.

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