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I live in southern Ohio and some type of what I believe is a worm is attacking all of my tree ( peaches, cherries, plums,apples, pears) I haven’t gotten any fruit for about 3 yrs. With the peaches it starts when they are about the size of a quarter then they get a pin hole in them and just fall off a couple weeks later. I have cut them open to look for a worm but can’t see anything, but If you cut open the seed it’s hollow with just water. The cherries are the same they get the size of a pea and get a black speck on them then a couple weeks later it turns black and falls off. Same with the plums. Apples and pears get golf ball size and fall off. I have tried spaying with fruit tree spray in the fall, spring before they bloom, after they bloom and after the fruit sets on. I don’t know what to do or what this is. Any help would be greatly appreciated
 
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It could be a weevil problem. Have a look around the base of the trees.
Treatment choices if it is weevils include:
1: pyrethrum spray the trunk
2: sticky tape around the base of the trees to catch them
3: a line of petroleum jelly around the trunk to catch them
4: maybe painting the trunks with a white wash, like done with citrus will do
5: keeping the ground clear - maybe run chooks around to eat them

Hope it's that simple, good luck.
 
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F Agricola wrote:It could be a weevil problem. Have a look around the base of the trees.
Treatment choices if it is weevils include:
1: pyrethrum spray the trunk
2: sticky tape around the base of the trees to catch them
3: a line of petroleum jelly around the trunk to catch them
4: maybe painting the trunks with a white wash, like done with citrus will do
5: keeping the ground clear - maybe run chooks around to eat them

Hope it's that simple, good luck.

.                                                                  Thanks so much for your help!!!
 
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I don’t know if this’ll help figure out what this is but l also have a hickory nut tree close by and If you crack open a nut the kernel is also a watery jell. I talked to the forestry department and they said that they didn’t know anything about fruit trees but there is a lot of things that will attack a hickory nut and it wasn’t the same thing, but to me the opening hickory nut looks identical to one of the seeds from one of my fruit trees
 
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I don’t know if this’ll help figure out what this is but l also have a hickory nut tree close by and If you crack open a nut the kernel is also a watery jell. I talked to the forestry department and they said that they didn’t know anything about fruit trees but there is a lot of things that will attack a hickory nut and it wasn’t the same thing, but to me the opening hickory nut looks identical to one of the seeds from one of my fruit trees
 
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