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#26131 July 1st, 2005 at 04:06 AM
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Hi, everybody!

Planted Snow Queen white nectarine tree last spring. Last Autumn, the onion bud started to excrete clear liquid. We are using tar spray to seal it, but so far no success was achieved - it still leaks occasionally. Other than that, the tree seems to be developing pretty peachy (pun intended). smile

Is there a remedy to that clear liquid problem, or should we stop worrying and start living?

#26132 July 1st, 2005 at 06:12 AM
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You'll have to give a little more. Onion bud? Clear liquid? Nectarine?

#26133 July 5th, 2005 at 09:13 PM
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Originally posted by LMT:
You'll have to give a little more. Onion bud? Clear liquid? Nectarine?
I am not quite sure I understand what exact details I am asked for. smile

Onion bud is a part of a trunk that sticks from the soil (about 6 inches high), and the trunk thins and curves a bit above it.

Clear liquid... well, it's rather jelly-like substance. And it's clear.

Nectarine... this one puzzles me the most. The tree is planted last year, and it's about 4 feet high now. That's all the information I know.

#26134 July 5th, 2005 at 11:15 PM
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I have an interest in the topic since I planted a Nectarine last spring.

The problem I'm having is that I can't find an article to links onion bud to Nectarine.

Is there a saw dust like substance in the clear goo? Peachtree Borer?

There is a bud union, "Keep the bud union 1 inch above the soil", that is found under Site Selection, Soil Preparation, and Planting .

My guess is a borer. They suggest poking a metal wire into the wound in the fall to kill it.

I have an accidental companion plant, White Ash tree. The buds have a sticky substance which prevents the leaves from emerging until it is chewed off by ants (an enemy to the borer). The downside is ant colonies in the yard.

#26135 July 5th, 2005 at 11:29 PM
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I was thinking the same thing, a borer. I have a peachtree that I got last year, and it got a borer problem, I didn't know about it. I noticed this clear gooey stuff coming out near the bottom of the tree. Some reserch showed it was a peachtree borer. I didn't go in with a wire to kill it.. I couldn't see where to poke. But I did use some dormant oil on it, and I also got some stuff to use this year that will hopefully prevent it from getting them again. Umm.. I forget what it was.. but it was something from Garden's Alive, I'm pretty sure.

Meg

#26136 July 6th, 2005 at 05:39 AM
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There's no sawdust-like substnace in the clear goo. The jellylike stuff is coming out of several spots on the trunk, near the potential branch stubs. The tree is small and the trunk is only about two centimeters thick. If there were a borer in such a small tree, the tree would probably dead by now. It doesn't seem like dying, though.


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