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Peach Leaf Curl & Plum Pockets (PPFS-FR-T-01)

Peach leaf curl occurs annually in commercial and residential orchards throughout Kentucky.  The disease causes severe defoliation, weakens trees, and reduces fruit quality, fruit set, and yield.  Peaches, apricots, and nectarines are susceptible to peach leaf curl.  Plum pockets is a similar, but less common, disease that occurs on wild and cultivated plums.

Featured pub PPFS-FR-T-1An Extension Plant Pathology fact sheet on these diseases has recently been revised.  Basic information on symptoms, cause, and disease development, as well as management options, is included.

 Peach Leaf Curl and Plum Pockets (PPFS-FR-T-01) is available online.

For additional publications on fruit diseases, visit the UK Plant Pathology Extension Publications webpage.


By Nicole Ward Gauthier, Extension Plant Pathologist



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