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Is this beetle on my apricot tree a pest?

Capnodis sexmaculata (Coleoptera; Buprestidae). In Balochistan, Pakistan it is a pest of Apricot and Almond
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What is causing the brown-black spots on my apricots?

What you have is a fungal disease known as Coryneum blight. From here: Coryneum blight, also known as shothole blight, is a fungal disease that can cause damage on peach, nectarine, apricot, ...
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How to tackle this disease on an apricot tree

I haven't got good news either I'm afraid. The absence of soft, soggy, oozing or rotting areas rules out bacterial canker, but you might be looking at a case of Silver Leaf fungal infection or ...
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How to tackle this disease on an apricot tree

You should probably prepare for bad news. The tree shows signs of bacterial canker infection which is reinforced by your description of the onset of the problem. The infection enters through cuts, ...
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Why is fruit dropping from my apricot tree?

Our apricot tree sounds as though the environment could be a residential setting and The tree bears flowers and then fruits sounds as though this might be an annual occurrence. Hence an alternative to ...
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Why is my apricot seedling turning brown?

Looks like too much sun - some damaged tissue but it shouldn't be fatal. Usually you need to harden plants off when moving them to different lighting (especially newly germinated plants). Also, the ...
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What is my apricot tree problem?

If we go by pictures 3 and 4 numbered from the top, we see an example shoot. What we expect to see in a healthy tree is a number of growth segments (in the pictures we can see about 4 of these with ...
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Why are my apricots falling off the tree?

Depends how many fruitlets are falling - if its a percentage, this might just be what's known as 'June Drop'. Many fruit trees do this - it refers to the tree deciding for itself that it's carrying ...
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My Apricots have raised brown bumps on them, any idea what they are?

It's likely one of the Freckle diseases, which are primarily fungal in origin. You need to check the twigs and branches for signs of problems on those to confirm what the actual problem is, but from ...
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I have a problem with an apricot tree

Apricots often lose blossoms and fruits to freezes. Some varieties do better in that situation. If you can protect them, that would be advisable. If this turns out to be a frequent issue, or if your ...
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What is the proper way to prune a multi-variety stone fruit tree being trained in fan shape espalier?

On short term, you should choose which variety you want to keep. Forget to have 4 varieties: they will fight to have food from root. Only one will survive. [Such plants are scams from cheap gardening ...
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Should I replace an apricot tree that was mowed down to ground level?

As user22542 stated in the comments on the question: If the tree was from a nursery, it was a grafted tree grafted onto root stock. The "root stock" is typically about 4-6 inches above the ground ...
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Aromatic firewood: What is the fastest growing prunus plant?

Black Cherry (Prunus serotina) is the best one where I am, because it's relatively fast growing (splittable wood every 12/18 years in decent conditions, and can be coppiced. The favorable smoke ...
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