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Bramley apple problems - identification?

Discussion in 'Pests, Diseases and Cures' started by Snorky85, Jul 2, 2018.

  1. Snorky85

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    Any idea what is wrong with these bramleys? Had a real issue with them last year-thought it was because there were so many close together then they were going rotten but it doesnt seem that is the case!

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      Thanks @kazzawazza will have to look and see if there is anything i can do?!
       
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      I'm wondering if bordeaux mixture would help. Have big fungus problems here-roses, peach leaf curl, now apples.
       
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      Yes. Bordeaux mixture can be used against downy mildew, scab, fruit leaf curl and canker.
       
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        Dont think you can buy Bordeaux mixture any more.
         
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          Bordeaux Mixture (Vitax) is being withdrawn and cannot be sold after the 30th November 2014 and remaining stocks must be used or disposed of before the 30th November 2015.
           
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            I think it can easily be made though can't it?! Any idea why its banned?
             
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              You can buy commercially-available Bordeaux mixture at better nurseries, usually sold under a name resembling “Brand-Name Fungicide”. You can also make your own, but the raw ingredients are not readily available in smaller, home-garden quantities. Because the materials themselves can be somewhat hazardous to work with, If you visit the UC Davis IPM website it has the recipe and safe handling instructions.
               
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                It’s sold as

                Vitax Bordeaux Mixture 175g
                €4.95

                :scratch: Surely you can’t sell something that’s not what it says it is :nonofinger:
                 
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                  Well maybe you can in Ireland, to be honest I dont know, but true Bordeaux mixture appears, according the the RHS, to be banned by the EU.:scratch:
                   
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                    Ooh only just seen these replies! I've got myself a "mix" from amazon
                     
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