The European import value of stone fruit from developing countries increased annually until 2013, but slowed down in 2014 due to the Russian embargo. Developing countries mainly supply Europe counter-seasonal in winter months, because Southern European countries produce lots of stone fruit. Special qualities or new varieties such as Paraquayos can be promising.
- Site SelectionSoils
- Cultivar Selection
- Orchard Design
- When and How to Plant
- Planting a Fruit Tree
- Pest, Disease, and Weed Control
- Pruning and Training for Tree Development
- Post-Harvest Handling
- Potential Markets
This guide covers multiple states and production areas. Pest problems vary across the Southeast. Pesticide rates are a guideline. Exceptions are noted for specific locations and pests, but this guide does not list every exception. Listed pesticides may not be registered for the uses recommended here in all states.
Black knot (Apiosporina morbosa), is a striking disease and a major disease of plum trees in Michigan. Black knot appears on the woody parts of the tree including twigs, limbs and sometimes the trunks. Black knot attacks plums, wild cherries and some ornamental cherries. Cultivated sweet and sour cherry trees are seldom attacked in Michigan. Black knot is found throughout Michigan in commercial and home orchards and in wild plum and cherry thickets.
Disease pictures and control methods are discussed.
Combined effect of edible coating and packaging materials on post harvest storage life of plum fruits